Cancer and Biomedical PhD Curriculum

Craig B. Thompson

Our innovative curriculum educates students about the biomedical sciences, including topics ranging from genes and proteins to the complexity of human physiology and pathophysiology.

All students enter our PhD program without a formal commitment to a particular laboratory. This allows our students the flexibility to explore potential research mentors, participate in the first-year curriculum, and learn about new areas of research through meetings with the faculty.

First Year
During the first year of study, our students complete several courses along with participating in journal club and laboratory rotations.
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Second Year & Beyond
Students begin their full-time dissertation research at the beginning of their second year of the program.
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Clinical Program
The goal of the clinical program is to encourage students to develop perspective on how benchwork can be applied in the clinic.
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General Requirements
Our students receive the most significant part of their training through the student-mentor relationship, culminating with the PhD dissertation.
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Course Descriptions | Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Find out more about the specific courses offered as part of the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School program.
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Mentorship | Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
The Gerstner Sloan Kettering faculty is committed to supporting our students throughout their training. Learn more about our mentoring process.
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