Professional Skills

Once you have landed the job, postdoc, residency or leadership position, it helps to have the skills to succeed in your new role. These essential "softer skills," along with your scientific training or core clinical competencies, define you as a well-rounded professional. We’ve identified some key professional competencies that UCSF students and postdocs have found valuable to develop in different settings:

Communicating Your Work


How to Communicate Effectively in Professional Settings