MD-PhD Core Curriculum Courses
As a reflection of the paradigm of Clinical Translational Science (CTS), adopted as the organizing principle for the training of our MD-PhD scholars, the following Clinical Translational Science (CTS) core curriculum has been introduced as required coursework . Below is a listing of the courses and the suggested time period that they are to be taken, although individual trainee course requirements within their graduate programs may dictate the actual scheduling of courses.
• BMS 6912 Clinical Research Practicum
Taken during Summer prior to start of the first year of Medical School
• GMS 7039 Introduction to Clinical Translational Research
Taken during the Summer as part of Clinical Research Practicum
• GMS 7877 Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research (RCR)
Taken during the Spring of the 1st year of graduate work
• GMS 5905 Biomedical Grant Writing
Taken during the Summer after the 1st year of graduate work
MD-PhD Advanced Curriculum
The number of additional courses required will depend on which PhD program you are in. For example, in the College of Medicine, you must take at least six (6) credits of advanced coursework and a journal club course each Fall and Spring.