MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

TYPICAL PhD ACADEMIC PLAN (MS BYPASS OPTION) BEGINNING FALL 2017 (NEW CURRICULUM)

Year 1, Fall Semester, 2017      Hours
GS00-1514 Tutorial Research Experience 1 2
GS02-1093 Introduction to Medical Physics I: Basic Interactions 3
GS02-1202 Electronics for Medical Physicists 2
GS02-1062 Introduction to Clinical Medical Physics 2
GS02-1052 Imaging Science 2
GS02-1731 Medical Physics Seminar 1
GS21-1051 The Ethical Dimensions of the Biomedical Sciences 1
Year 1, Spring Semester, 2018      Hours
GS00-1514 Tutorial Research Experience 2 2
GS02-1104 Introduction to Medical Physics II: Medical Imaging 4
GS02-1114 Introduction to Medical Physics III: Therapy 4
GS02-1053 Radiation Detection, Instrumentation and Data Analysis 3
GS02-1731 Medical Physics Seminar 1
*** Goal for Forming the Advisory Committee ***
Year 1, Summer Semester, 2018  Hours
GS00-1514 Tutorial Research Experience 3 2
Elective, Special Project or Research 0-3
GS02-1133 Introduction to Radiation Protection 3
GS00-1520 Research in the Biomedical Sciences 0-4
*** Deadline for Forming the Advisory Committee ***
Year 2, Fall Semester, 2018          Hours
GS02-1072 Statistics for Medical Physicists 2
GS00-1520 Research in Biomedical Sciences       0-3
GS02-1194 Intro to Medical Physics IV: Physics of Nuclear Medicine and Magnetic Resonance Imaging 4
GS02-1063 Fundamental Anatomy, Physiology and Biology for Medical Physics I  3
GS02-1731 Medical Physics Seminar 1
Year 2, Spring Semester, 2019    Hours
GS02-1073 Fundamental Anatomy, Physiology and Biology for Medical Physics II 3
Electives 0-3
GS00-1520 Research in Biomedical Sciences 1-6
GS21-1152 Scientific Writing 2
Year 2, Summer Semester, 2019    Hours
GS00-1520 Research in Biomedical Sciences 1-6
Elective, Special Project or Research x
*** Deadline for Scheduling of the Ph.D. Oral Candidacy Examination ***
Year 3, Fall Semester, 2019                Hours
GS00-1520 Research in Biomedical Sciences (until candidacy is approved) 9
*** Deadline for Advancing to Ph.D. Candidacy ***
Year 3, Spring Semester, 2020  Hours
GS00-1920 Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy (after candidacy is approved) 9
Year 3, Summer Semester, 2020 Hours
GS00-1920 Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy 1-6
Elective  X
Year 4, Fall Semester, 2020 Hours
GS00-1920  Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy 9
Year 4, Spring Semester, 2021 Hours
GS00-1920 Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy 9
Year 4, Summer Semester, 2021 Hours
GS00-1920 Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy 6
Year 5, Fall Semester, 2021 Hours
GS00-1920     Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy 9
Year 5, Spring Semester, 2022 Hours
GS00-1920     Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy 9
Year 5, Summer Semester, 2022 Hours
GS00-1920 Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy 1-6
*** Goal for Defending the Ph.D. Dissertation and Graduating ***