BioMed PhD SRW

Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Student Information

Students in the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program enter as undeclared, complete the core curriculum, and rotate in faculty labs prior selecting a mentor and concentration. This website is intended to provide information for new students up to the time of mentor/concentration selection.

At the earliest possible date, whether that be before or after New Student Orientation, each student will meet with the First-year Student PhD Advisor to discuss Year 1 course selection, lab rotations, GSBS policy for selecting a concentration, and other academic issues.

During the first Fall semester, all students complete the core curriculum. One of the core curriculum courses is GSBS 5275, Introduction to Biomedical Research. During the first 4 weeks of the course, advisors will present concentration specific information and discuss research opportunities within each concentration. After the initial 4 weeks, students will complete two 5-week lab rotations of their choosing based on faculty availability as well as receive additional advisement regarding mentor and concentration selection. Students should refer to the course syllabus for additional information.

Students may select a mentor and concentration no earlier than the last day of the first Fall semester. If a student is still undecided, additional lab rotations may be completed during the Spring term and a mentor and concentration must be selected by the end of the Spring term.

During the first Spring term, undeclared students register for GSBS 5098 (6 hours) Techniques in Biomedical Research, advanced course work and seminar in the concentration of interest, and GSBS 5101 Responsible Conduct of Research. To assist, sample first year curriculum registration examples are below, and students are encouraged to speak to the concentration advisor and Student Affairs Advocate for additional guidance and information.

Prior to selecting a mentor and concentration, students are encouraged to review concentration guidelines and become familiar with concentration expectations.

First Year Sample Curriculum

  

 

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