The Biomedical Science Program begins in the fall semester each year. Students arrive mid-August to attend Graduate School and Program Orientations before classes begin later in the month. In the first semester, Biomedical Program students attend Core Course, Ethics in Research and program Journal Club. In the second semester, we encourage students in the Biomedical Science Program to take required courses in the program of their interest. The Preliminary Examination occurs at the end of the first year (spring semester), at which point in passing this exam enters you into the Ph.D. program of your choice and you’ll begin your project in your thesis lab.
Although you’ll be part of your Ph.D. program beginning in your second year, we encourage you to participate in all BSP activities during your tenure at the University – attending rotation talks, recruitment activities, program get-togethers, etc.
Including your first year in BSP, the average time working towards your Ph.D. is 5.5 years. A majority of our students continue on to post-doc or industry positions.
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