The Microbiology (MIC) curriculum fulfills all of your requirements for the PhD program in Biomedical Sciences. Highlights of our course offerings include:
- Typical Curriculum for Microbiology training area
- BSR6601 Advanced Virology
- BSR4601 Journal Club in Microbiology
- BSR4602 Journal Club in Oncogenes and Virology
- BSR5601 Seminar in Microbiology
- MIC Research Seminar
- G750 Tutorial: MIC (by special request only, please contact individual preceptors)
As a MIC graduate student you must take the year-long Biomedical Sciences curriculum, including journal clubs. While you are not required to register for Seminar in Microbiology, JC in Microbiology, and JC in Oncogenes and Virology after completion of your Qualifying Exam, you are still encouraged to participate in each of these courses each semester.
MIC Core Requirements
Your completion of the MIC training area core courses requires satisfactory performance in (i) Biomedical Science – Fall; (ii) Biomedical Science – Spring; and (iii), at least two laboratory rotations.
You are required to complete two apprenticeships, and we encourage you to do them in MIC laboratories, in order to diversify and extend your exposure to research techniques and approaches. We hope that you will choose a preceptor before the completion of your first year so that you may begin your dissertation research as soon as possible.