Exactement! Alt career training is bullshitPosted: October 1, 2013
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However, rather than reduce the number of PhD students, they suggest that PhD training programmes should offer students opportunities to learn the rudiments of other science-related careers (such as biotech, scientific publishing or science policy). I disagree. Why must students be trained for other careers while they struggle to learn the skills that are essential for research?
This half-baked notion tries to mask its obvious but unstated goal, which is to justify recruiting more PhD students to work in labs.
The same notion, unfortunately, prevents construction of a sustainable biomedical research workforce.
ht @mrhunsaker and @brembs