MCD2 Training Program Curriculum
We offer a coordinated curriculum with emphasis on transferable skills in experimental design, quantitative analysis, and project development. This program is designed to equip trainees with the analytical toolkit required for discoveries that will stand the test of time. In addition to four compulsory Research Skills courses, our students select a series of Quantitative Analysis and Core Content courses to complement their existing strengths and scientific vocabulary. To deepen the experience, we also organize a rich array of paracurricular activities that promote scientific communication and collaboration, enriching the community. As our trainees progress to degree completion, we also offer an assortment of professional development activities, workshops, and resources to prepare them for success at the next stage of their careers. While the majority of our trainees pursue professions in research and medicine, we also appreciate that many other careers require a flexible and innovative approach— such as carrying over biomedical discoveries into clinical and other applications. Therefore, our advising strategy embraces a diverse range of scientific career paths as mandated by the NIGMS strategic plan.