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Academia-focused PhD curricula fail students’ needs

Many PhD students have no intention of remaining in academia, and outdated university curricula do them a disservice by not offering training for careers in industry, argues Kyle Isaacson, a PhD student in biomedical engineering.

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Correspondence to Kyle J. Isaacson.

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Kyle Isaacson is the founder of a for-profit scientific consulting firm, Ike Scientific, LLC (

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Isaacson, K.J. Academia-focused PhD curricula fail students’ needs. Nat Hum Behav 3, 1011–1012 (2019).

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