Cancer Research Doctoral Program Curriculum
Whether or not Cancer Research Program students take IPBS 801*, IPBS 802* or IPBS 803* will depend on the educational background and interests of the student.
- BIOS 806 - Biostatistics I (3 cr.; May be required depending on the student's background in statistics)
- CRGP 880 - Principles & Methodologies in Cancer Research (2 cr.)
- CRGP 910 - Intensive Training in Translational Cancer Research (3 cr.)
- CRGP 970 - Seminar (1 cr.) Each semester; includes a Journal Club in one semester per year.
- CRGP 998 - Special Topics: Experimental Design (1 cr.)
- GCBA 815 - Tools & Algorithms in Bioinformatics (3 cr.)
Each summer, Cancer Research Doctoral Program students also participate in a mini-conference course (CRGP 940 - Short Course in Cancer Biology), taught by outstanding visiting scientists on a topic that is selected by the Cancer Research Doctoral Program students themselves.
Any UNMC courses may be added as electives, depending on the student's interests, if approved by the student's Supervisory Committee.
Cancer Research Doctoral Program students will accomplish creative and thorough research and they will have results from the research accepted by a scientific journal as either first author or co-first author prior to the scheduling of their doctoral dissertation defense.
A comprehensive examination in the form of a grant application will be completed by the end of the third year.
For MD/PhD students:
- CRGP 896 - Research Other Than Thesis (Varied cr.)
- CRGP 940 - Short Course in Cancer Biology (1 cr. - offered each summer)
- CRGP 970 - Seminar (Varied cr. - each fall and spring)
- CRGP 998 - Special Topics (Varied cr.)
- CRGP 999 - Doctoral Dissertation (Varied cr.)
- Elective - 1 course
- At least one additional course may be taken as credit or audit. Each student and his/her Supervisory Committee will determine the appropriate elective course.