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Biomedical Sciences Program

Key Program Benchmarks

Key program benchmarks for the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D.program are listed below.

Establish dissertation committee

During the first semester, submit a program of study and meet to coordinate research

Annual progress review

Each year in the spring semester, students will be reviewed by the Biomedical Science faculty. This will entail a formal seminar outlining research progress, progress in coursework and teaching. Students will receive a written summary of progress including interventions as appropriate.

Comprehensive examination

Students will take a comprehensive examination at the end of the second year. This will include written and oral components. 

Periodic committee meetings

Students will attend periodic committee meetings


Students complete their dissertation.

Dissertation defense

Students complete their dissertation defense.


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