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. It is a 2-year, 15-semester credit hour program. There is a Career Development Series including grant writing, ethics, communication skills and other related topics. Department Seminars will earn the Postdoctoral Fellow 1 semester credit hour and Supervised Research is required each semester for 2 semester credit hours. An elective of choice will provide supplemental instruction in a specialized area, such teaching, technology or other courses of interest to the Postdoctoral Fellow. Upon completion of fifteen hours of coursework, a certificate will be awarded.*

*This Program is for postdocs currently training at UTHealth.


Application Instructions

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 ( or Michelle Foskett at (713) 500-5608 (  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.


Current Course Schedule

Basic Course Curriculum - Program Overview

Fall 2018 Semester

Spring 2019Semester

Advanced Program -