With the availability of academic positions on the decline, and a boom in startups resulting from disruptive technologies, some PhDs are looking to utilize their unique set of skills in a slightly nontraditional way – venture capitalism (VC). One VC firm, called Fifty Years, has recently concluded its inaugural program (PhD to VC), which aimed at preparing young scientists with the skills needed to jumpstart their VC careers.
5 Questions with Caleb McKinney, Ph.D., MPS., Assistant Dean, Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education
Caleb McKinney, Ph.D., MPS, is committed to advocacy and career formation of graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows. His research focus is on career transitions in the biomedical workforce, with an emphasis on designing and evaluating interventions that facilitate these transitions. Dr. McKinney is the Assistant Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Training & Development for Biomedical Graduate Education and Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center.