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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

All GSBS PhD students must complete coursework that ensures they have broad knowledge in the Biomedical Sciences that extends beyond the area or research concentration. For most students this is accomplished by completion of one of the two core courses listed below:

For students in some PhD programs, it is possible to meet the breadth requirement through other coursework as indicated below:

Medical Physics Program

The curriculum of the Medical Physics Program broadly covers the biomedical sciences through completion of the following ten semester credit hours of required courses:

Neuroscience Program

The Neuroscience Program requirements include a core curriculum that provides the necessary breadth of knowledge and accommodates students with diverse academic backgrounds.  All students take Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Systems Neuroscience (including Neuroanatomy), and a course in biostatistics.

MD/PhD Program

Students acquire breadth in the biomedical sciences through the integrated medical science curriculum completed in the first two years of medical school.