Graduate Student Compact

Faculty and student

Graduate training is a special educational experience that involves close interaction between the student and the thesis adviser. The relationship between these individuals shapes much of the graduate experience. 

In recognition of the commitment required by the student, the mentor and the institution, the Group on Graduate Research, Education and Training (GREAT) of the American Association of Medical Colleges has developed a Graduate Student Compact. GREAT, is made up of deans of biomedical graduate schools like the Sackler School and others deeply involved in biomedical education.

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The Sackler School Executive Council and the Sackler Graduate Student Council have reviewed the Graduate Student Compact prepared by the GREAT group and approved an amended version. This document puts forward the principles, responsibilities and commitments of graduate students, faculty, thesis advisers and the institution. 

Sackler students should be familiar with the Sackler School version the Graduate Student Compact.  Students and mentors are expected to review this document when students select their thesis laboratory.

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2017 Entering Class

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This year, 45 new students, selected from over 600 applicants, joined Sackler.

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Sackler is committed to training both men and women for fulfilling careers; about 60% of our students are women.

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