College of Medicine Graduate Programs

The Core Curriculum for Ph.D. Students

YEAR 1

FALL SEMESTER (all courses are required)

CREDITS

 

Current Problems and Research Approaches in Protein Structure and Catalysis

2.5*

Current Problems and Research Approaches in Cell Biology and Signaling

2.5*

Current Problems and Research Approaches in Genes and Genomes

2.5*

Current Problems and Research Approaches in Biomembranes

2.5*

Methods in Biomedical Sciences

2*

OnBeing a Scientist

1

Introduction to Biomedical Research 

0

Mentored Research ( one 8 week lab rotation)

2

TOTAL

15


SPRING SEMESTER (all courses are required)

CREDITS

   

Systems Pathophysiology I

4*

Systems Pathophysiology II

4*

Mentored Research (two 8 week lab rotations)

6*

Recent Advances in Biomedical Science Journal Club

1

TOTAL

15

   

SUMMER SEMESTER

CREDITS

Biostatistics (required)

3

Elective of Track-specific Course(s)

0-7

Mentored Research (one lab rotation is necessary)

0-7

TOTAL

10

YEAR 2

Electives and Track-specific courses as required by Track (see Track websites)
Students mainly engage in dissertation research after the first year.

Overall Requirements (a total of 90 course credits are required):

  • Minimum Didactic Coursework – 25 credits
  • Minimum Dissertation Research (INDI999) – 30 credits**
  • Additional Coursework or Research in Track – to fulfill 90 credits

*Students in the MD/Ph.D. program are not required to take these courses.

**Students must have successfully completed the qualifying examination before registering for Dissertation Research.

Last Updated: 6/26/15