MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Monday, August 19- Friday, August 23

All entering GSBS students will begin their studies on August 19, 2019 with a week-long orientation. Incoming students will receive an introduction to graduate school through our unique program that will expose them to tools that will help them “hit the ground running” and succeed at the highest levels.

There are multiple goals in starting all of our graduate students with this in-depth experience. First, it allows our diverse incoming class exposure to advice and practical information about choosing rotations, academics, and career development before they begin their laboratory rotations in the Fall. Second, the program exposes students to a diverse array of faculty with wide interests and expertise to encourage engaging scientific interactions. Third, as students work together throughout the program, it provides them a unique opportunity to meet and interact and form a network of colleagues prior to starting graduate school. 

Please review the Orientation Checklist prior to your arrival in Houston. The schedule can be viewed here.