Core Course

All first year students enroll in a 12-week immersive “core course” designed to equip trainees with the fundamental concepts and skill sets needed to think as scientists. This course is the first step in preparing our students for careers in biomedical research that increasingly require the application of interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to attack biomedical problems. The course combines traditional faculty presentations with numerous small group and individual learning activities, problem-solving exercises, workshops and hands-on analyses of data sets. It is taught by a community of scientists representing the diverse research interests of faculty within the School of Medicine and across Grounds