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Apr 30, 2014
5:00 PM
Elevate your LinkedIn - Workshop & Headshots
Dr. Alberto Moldon
Price Center/Block Pavilion Auditorium & Atrium

 

May 03, 2014
9:00 AM
The Business of Life Sciences Workshop Part 1
Keating Hall Room 121

Thesis Defense Seminars

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
1:00 PM

Thesis Defense Seminar
Matthew McKnight Croken

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
1:00 PM

Genetic analysis of novel loci in the kal-1 pathway
Carlos A. Diaz-Balzac

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Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences Course Requirements

Students who entered the program in fall 2012 or prior to 2012, should adhere to the previous published policies (at least seven graduate courses—five courses for MSTP students—with varying departmental requirements).

For students who matriculate in fall 2013 and onward, the following is the program course requirement policy:

All PhD and MSTP students must successfully complete the Responsible Conduct of Research course, typically in the fall semester of the first year in the program. This is a critical course to complete as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) mandates, without exception, that all pre-doctoral fellows satisfy the requirement for formal training in the responsible conduct of research. The PhD degree will not be granted if this course is not successfully completed. Any exceptions to this course requirement must be approved by the Associate Dean.

Course credit earned from successfully completing the Responsible Conduct of Research course is not counted towards the total number of credits required for the program. (See below for specific number of course credits needed for the program.)

PhD Students:

  • Must successfully complete a minimum of 21 graduate course credits, preferably in the first year.  
  • Can receive “transfer of credit” for a graduate course taken at a prior institution, if that course is deemed equivalent to a current Einstein graduate course as recommended by the current graduate course leader. No more than two graduate courses can be approved for “transfer credit” and no additional credit will be applied if student is afforded the “Master’s credit.” (In this case, only exemptions apply.) A student who has received Master’s credit cannot receive additional transfer credits for graduate courses taken elsewhere.  
  • Can be exempted from a course if he/she has taken a similar graduate course at a prior attended institution. An exempted course is not counted towards the minimum required course credit of 21 and therefore, another course must be taken in its place.  
  • With approval from the Associate Dean, can transfer into the Einstein graduate program from another graduate program and receive transfer of credit for graduate courses taken at the prior institute, noted as “transfer with advanced standing”.  
  • If a student enters the program with a Master of Science or Master of Arts (from a relevant discipline), or a Doctor of Medicine degree, he/she may apply for “Master’s credit.” If the request is approved, the student is granted three (3) credits towards the program course credit requirement. The student then has to take 18 course credits in order to satisfy the program course requirements. (A student may apply for Master’s credit by completing and submitting to the Graduate Division office the Request for Credit for Prior Master’s Degree Form which is available on the Graduate Division’s forms webpage. Appropriate documentation of conferral of the Master’s or MD degree is required along with submission of the form.)  

MSTP Students:

  •  Must successfully complete a minimum of 18 graduate course credits, preferably in the first year.  
  •  Must successfully complete the following MSTP-specific graduate courses:
    • Histology and Cell Structure 
    • Membrane Physiology and Transport 
    • MSTP Cardiac Physiology 
    • MSTP Mechanisms of Disease 
    • MSTP Genomics 101 
    • Renal, Respiratory, and Acid-Base Physiology
      Note: Credit hours earned from completing the MSTP-specific Mechanisms of Disease does not count towards satisfying the 18 course credit program requirements.
  • Can receive “transfer of credit” for a graduate course taken at a prior institution, if that course is deemed equivalent to a current Einstein graduate course as recommended by the current graduate course leader. No more than two prior graduate courses can be approved for “transfer credit” and no additional credit will be applied if student is afforded the “Master’s credit.” (In this case, only exemptions apply.)  
  • Can be exempted from a course if a similar graduate course has been taken at a prior attended institution. An exempted course is not counted towards the minimum required course credit of 18 and therefore, another course must be taken in its place.  
  • If a student enters the program with a Master of Science or Master of Arts from a relevant discipline, he/she may apply for “Master’s credit.” If the request is approved, granted three (3) credits towards the program course credit requirement. The student then has to take 15 course credits in order to satisfy the program course requirements. (A student may apply for Master’s credit by completing and submitting to the Graduate Division office the Request for Credit for Prior Master’s Degree Form which is available on the Graduate Division’s forms webpage. Appropriate documentation of conferral of the Master’s degree is required with submission of the form.) A student who has received Master’s credit cannot receive additional transfer credits for graduate courses taken elsewhere. 

In addition to having fulfilled the conditions and requirements of the Graduate Division, as set forth in these guidelines, candidates for the PhD degree must also adhere to their department-specific course requirements as indicated.

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