The qualifying exam, a research proposal on a topic unrelated to the student’s thesis research, is expected to be submitted and successfully defended before the beginning of year 3. Students select a topic for the exam in consultation with the thesis adviser.
In consultation with the qualifying examination committee, each student develops a set of experimental questions around the topic and prepares a written proposal centered on experimental solutions to these questions. The proposal is defended orally before the examination committee.
is for PhD students who want to integrate clinical infectious disease problems into basic research on pathogenic mechansisms and host responses.
The Hirsh Library provides access to a wide-range of journals and welcoming study spaces.
Apply to the Sackler School
The priority application deadlines are as follows:
December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs
February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences
March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program
May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development
June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research