Stipend and tuition
The PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences offers graduate assistantships (classified as graduate assistantships, graduate teaching assistantships, or graduate research assistantships) to qualified students on a competitive basis. Each graduate assistantship includes a stipend, a tuition waiver, and subsidized health insurance. Students who receive graduate assistantships must register for a minimum of nine credits for fall and spring terms, and a minimum of six credits for summer terms. Graduate students must maintain a cumulative graduate GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 to remain eligible for continued support.
Responsibilities of graduate assistants
A full graduate assistantship requires 20 hours of work per week. Graduate assistants may teach, conduct research, or fulfill other responsibilities that contribute to professional development. Recipients of graduate assistantships perform general duties that support the academic work of basic science and clinical medicine faculty members. Graduate assistants may be required to:
- Perform literature searches and summarize specific research topics.
- Assist faculty with lecture and seminar presentations.
- Assist clinical faculty in running advanced patient scenarios.
- Assist faculty in research, documentation, experimentation, and related activities.
- Assist faculty with logistical and organizational matters.
- Assist with other duties not specified here.