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Visit the Office of Graduate Education for info on our many doctoral programs and the graduate education application process at the School of Medicine.


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Visit the Office of Admission for info on application process, financial aid, and student life.

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The Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP) offers a common entry point to most of our biomedical Ph.D. programs with over 200 faculty members in a wide range of research areas. The program identifies accomplished, creative young scientists to work with our dynamic faculty researchers. Our faculty value their interactive relationships with students and view mentoring young scientists as an important part of the mission of the School of Medicine. Students receive complete tuition support and a stipend throughout their  studies.


The BSTP lets students explore a wide range of research areas in the biomedical sciences and then become experts as they pursue their thesis research. Students begin the program with research rotations in the labs of outstanding faculty members and coursework in cell and molecular biology. In the middle of the first year, students choose their thesis advisors and join one of our 11 PhD programs. They then go on to complete their degrees with specialized courses and intensive research.


Other PhD programs at the School of Medicine offer direct admission including Biomedical Engineering, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Molecular Medicine.