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Program overview

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
(Program Director: Zhongtao Zhang, Ph.D.)

M.D./Ph.D. Students

Biochemistry of Gene Expression (BCHM 1250)  4 credits
Cell Biology (CBAM 1360) 3 credits
Protein Structure and Function (BCHM 2690) 3 credits
Responsible Conduct of Research (BMSM 2020) 2 credits
Life in Biomedical Research I and II (BMSM 3510, 3520) 4 credits
TOTAL 16 credits


M.D./Ph.D. students may take as many as three research rotations (BCHM 9110) during the first year in the Ph.D. portion of the program, depending upon their past research experience.  Departmental Seminar and Journal Club (BCHM 8020) is required during each semester of enrollment in the Ph.D. program.  Research Techniques (BCHM 9200) is taken each semester after completing all research rotations until candidacy is achieved.  Doctoral Dissertation Research (BCHM 9900) should be taken each semester after achieving candidacy.  Students may elect to take additional courses, including electives offered in other departments.  


Cell Biology
(Program Director: Victor Fried, Ph.D.)

M.D./Ph.D. Students

Cell Biology (CBAM 1360) 3 credits
Biochemistry of Gene Expression (BCHM 1250)  4 credits
Responsible Conduct of Research (BMSM 2020) 2 credits
TOTAL 9 credits


During their first year, students undertake at least two research rotations (CBAM 9110) in different laboratories in order to gain an appreciation of different areas and strategies of investigation and to determine a suitable dissertation advisor.  The number of rotations may be reduced based on the student’s prior laboratory experience.


Microbiology
(Program Director: Raj Tiwari, Ph.D.)

M.D./Ph.D. Students

Electives in microbiology & immunology (didactic credits only) 5 credits † 
Responsible Conduct of Research (BMSM 2020) 2 credits
Statistics for Basic Medical Sciences (BMSM 1200) 2 credits
Life in Biomedical Research I and II (BMSM 3510, 3520) 4 credits
TOTAL 13 credits

 at least 5 elective credits must be in advanced microbiology & immunology courses.

The student must undertake at least two research rotations (MCRM 9110) before choosing a dissertation advisor.  The number of required rotations may be reduced based on the student’s prior research experience.  Students may elect to take additional courses offered by other departments.


Pathology
(Program Director: Fred Moy, Ph.D.)

M.D./Ph.D. Students

Cell Biology (CBAM 1360) 3 credits
Biochemistry of Gene Expression (BCHM 1250)  4 credits
Responsible Conduct of Research (BMSM 2020) 2 credits
TOTAL 9 credits


During their first year in residence in the pathology program, students undertake at least two research rotations (PATM 9110) in different laboratories in order to gain an appreciation of different areas and strategies of investigation and to determine a suitable dissertation advisor.  The number of rotations may be reduced based on the student’s prior laboratory experience.


Pharmacology
(Program Director: Alberto Nasjletti, M.D.)

M.D./Ph.D. Students

Pharmacology electives (advanced didactic credits only) 10 credits 
Responsible Conduct of Research (BMSM 2020) 2 credits
TOTAL 12 credits


During their first year, the student undertakes at least two research rotations (PHRM 9110) in different laboratories in order to gain an appreciation of different areas and strategies of investigation and to determine a suitable dissertation advisor.  The number of rotations may be reduced based on the student’s prior laboratory experience. 

 Elective credits must be advanced didactic courses in pharmacology (catalog numbers 2000-7999) or in other disciplines with the approval of the program director.


Physiology
(Program Director: Carl Thompson, Ph.D.)

M.D./Ph.D. Students

Electives (upper level, didactic credits only) 8 credits
Responsible Conduct of Research (BMSM 2020) 2 credits
TOTAL 10 credits


During their first year in residence, students undertake at least two research rotations (PHYM 9110) in different laboratories in order to gain an appreciation of different areas and strategies of investigation and to determine a suitable dissertation advisor.  The number of rotations may be reduced based on the student’s prior laboratory experience.