A Developmental Approach to Professional Training (ADAPT) was developed at the University of Pittsburgh and provides you a framework to align your professional development efforts with your appropriate stage of advanced training.

This sequential strategy:

  • Provides an immediate starting point for your professional development
  • Divides your professional development activities into manageable and progressive steps over the full span of your training period
  • Allows you to customize your career development efforts relative to your career goals 
  • Maximizes the return on your personal investment in your professional development

Learn more about each stage by following the links below or clicking the
ADAPT ™ stage icons on any page.  


It is important to understand the impact that early career development planning has on your career success and satisfaction. Learn more >


As you navigate the course of your academic and professional training, your outcome will depend on a solid foundation. Learn more >

Learning Communities

Learning communities are highly effective venues for fostering your professional development. Learn more >

Career Specific

As you explore your career options, you will find it beneficial to seek out experiential learning opportunities specific to a range of career paths. Learn more >

Career Transition

Equip yourself with the appropriate knowledge and job search strategies to open the right doors for you. Learn more >