Frequently Asked Questions
To train creative, independent research scientists poised to tackle fundamental questions in biomedical research in the post-genomic era, the Biomedical Sciences Program offers a flexible system of advanced training options.
Twelve Training Areas provide a complete training program in one areas of modern biomedical science. Each training area has its own curriculum that builds from the first year core courses and includes advanced training activities, including seminar and journal clubs to facilitate detailed discussion of literature relevant to each field. Students who either do not wish to specialize in one of these areas or who seek subspecialty training may develop a customized training program in consultation with the faculty.
Cross-Disciplinary Training Centers are BMS-affiliated cross-campus research and training initiatives, that are typically more specialized than the Major Training Areas. These areas also represent particular strengths of the UCSD campus.