PARADIGM Program Timeline

A Typical Timeline for a PARADIGM Trainee



Professional Development

Year 1

Seminar/Journal Club in Clinical Application Areas in Precision Medicine

Select Mentor/ Mentoring committee

Create IDP with Mentor

Coursework fulfilling requirements to meet minimal didactic expectations of PARADIGM

Develop and implement research project

Participate in “Learn, Discover, Lead” professional skill building series 

Coursework fulfilling requirements for Certificate in Precision Medicine

Initiate extramural grant application

Attend national scientific meeting

Grant Writing Course in UF’s Grant Writer’s Clearinghouse

Have manuscript for submission in progress

Submit an abstract for presentation at national meeting

Optional professional development activities

Course on Ethical Conduct of Research and Rigor and Reproducibility of Research



Year 2

Seminar/Journal Club

Submit extramural grant application

Review IDP with Mentor and MPIs

Additional coursework toward MS or PhD degrees 

Submit 2 manuscripts for publication

Continue “Learn, Discover, Lead” professional skill series

Present research at national meeting

Optional professional development activities,  Job applications


PARADIGM Evaluation

Year 3 (approval required)

Seminar/journal club

Submit additional applicants for fellowship or research grants

PhD Program Application

Optional professional development activities

Additional coursework toward MS or PhD degree

Submit 2-3 manuscripts for publication

PARADIGM Evaluations