​Pro​gram of Study 

YEAR ​SEMESTER​
​MAJOR ACTIVITIES

1

Fall

  • Orientation (mid-August)
  • Meet with adviser and steering committee; plan rotations and coursework; begin first rotation.
  • Take core curriculum courses: Foundations of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (I); Introduction to Biomedical Computing and Data Science (I); Acculturation to Pathophysiology and Clinical Medicine (I); Data Science Journal Club and Seminar Series; Graduate Research Fundamentals (Bio 5098)
  • First laboratory rotation 

1

Spring-Summer

  • Continue core curriculum courses: Foundations of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (II); Introduction to Biomedical Computing and Data Science (II); Acculturation to Pathophysiology and Clinical Medicine (II); and the Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Journal Club and Seminar Series
  • Second laboratory rotation
  • Summer: Third laboratory rotation 


 

Fall 

 

  • Choose thesis adviser and begin thesis research. Additional Advanced Topics and/or relevant Elective course
  • Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Journal Club and Seminar Series
  • Thesis research
  • Mentored teaching experience (including teaching pedagogy workshops) – one course in either Fall or Spring-Summer 

2

Spring-Summer

  • Additional Advanced Topics and/or relevant Elective course
  • Biomedical Informatics and Data Science Journal Club and Seminar Series
  • Special topics course in Biomedical Ethics
  • Thesis research
  • Identify thesis committee members
  • Qualifying examination
  • Summer: Continue thesis research 

3

Fall

  • Thesis research
  • Choose a thesis committee and complete thesis proposal (by Dec. 31) 

3

Spring-Summer

  • Thesis research 

4 & 5


  • Thesis research
  • Complete and defend thesis 

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