The Postdoctoral Certificate Training Program

It is the goal of UTHealth to attract first-rate researchers and provide them with an outstanding Postdoctoral training experience. The Postdoctoral Certificate Program serves to augment laboratory training in an effort to better prepare Postdoctoral Fellows for their future endeavors in science. Each semester Postdoctoral Fellows will enroll in courses though the Registrar’s Office. There are two tracks of 12-semester credit hour programs. Didactic courses include Responsible Conduct of Research, Teaching Skills, Communication Skills, and Career Development. Online courses are additionally offered in Mentoring Skills and Management Skills. Department Seminars will earn the Postdoctoral Fellow 1 semester credit hour and Supervised Research is required each semester for 2 semester credit hours. Postdoctoral Fellows are alternatively permitted to select any elective course from the UT System catalog to acquire more specialized knowledge or skills. Upon completion of twelve hours of coursework, a certificate will be awarded.*

*This Program is for postdocs currently training at UTHealth.

Application Instructions


The application form is not available on line. You must receive it directly from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

To obtain an application you can call or e-mail Leslie Beckman at (713) 500-6612 (  The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is located on the 2nd floor of the Medical School Extension, MSE R256. The Office is happy to assist you in anyway in completing all of the required forms.


Course Curriculum - Basic Track & Advanced Track

Curriculum Overview - click to review

Fall 2019 Semester

Spring 2020 Semester

Advanced Program