Using an IDP

Have you ever asked, “…and how am I ever going to have time for career exploration, professional development AND still get my research done?”  An Individual Development Plan (IDP) can help you complete your research in a timely manner, make time for career exploration and professional development.  

Do you have questions about myIDP*?

If so, check out these videos by the UCSF Office of Career & Professional Development:

Making an Individual Development Plan using myIDP


These videos below demonstrate how to complete the myIDP.  They were created by the UCSF Office of Career & Professional Development.

Self Assessment using myIDP

Explore Science Careers using myIDP

Set Goals for Career Success using myIDP

*myIDP authors are Phil Clifford, Cynthia Fuhrmann, Jennifer Hobin and Bill Lindstaedt.  myIDP is available for free at