Doctoral Student Forms

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NOTE for MAC Users:  If using Google Chrome please save the writable PDF before completing and open and edit using a different browser.

Registration Forms

Registration and Certified Full Time Forms:  These forms must be submitted hard copy with both student and advisor original signatures.

  • Use these forms to register for any course that cannot be registered for online.
  • Full-time continuing students registering for continuing studies (GMS MS 985/986, 0 credits) do NOT need to complete the Registration form.  Only the Certified Full Time  (CTF) form is required.
  • Part-time continuing students registering for continuing studies (0 credits)  should complete the Registration form and register for GMS MS 983/984.
  1. Registration Form
  2. Certified Full-Time Form

Use the Class Adjustment form to add or drop courses that cannot be registered for online or for changes made after online registration has ended. This form must be submitted hard copy with appropriate signatures.

  1. Class Adjustment (Add / Drop) Form

Petition Forms and Special Request Forms

  1. Petition for Transfer Credits ( Program specific rules apply)
  2. Biostatistics Petition Form ( Program specific rules apply)
  3. General GMS Petition(For students from all programs requesting an extension of time / grade change/other.)
  4. Petition - PhD Extension of time to complete program
  5. Name change petition form (For student's who name changes due to marriage/divorce, must provide documentation)
  6. Personal Data Update form ( For students without internet access to student link   to update personal information.)

Withdrawal and Leave of Absence

Withdrawal Leave of Absence Form

Extension of Time Form

  1. Petition – PhD Extension of time to complete program

Ph.D. Summer Research Form

This form should be complete by PhD students to  establish certified full time status for the summer.  This form does not satisfy the mandatory registration for the final two semesters during which degree requirements are completed. This form must be submitted hard copy with appropriate signatures.

  1. PhD Summer Research Status Registration Form

IRB Information

  1. IRB 101 for BUMC Graduate Students IRB Submission with Mary-Tara Roth, Director, Clinical Research Resources Office (CRRO). View  Video Recording or Slides.

Diploma  and Dissertation Submission Information

Please complete, print, sign and return to the GMS office, L317.  Deadlines are:  November 1st for January, January 25th for May and June 22nd for September Graduation.

  1. PhD Diploma Application
  2. Research Guide for Writers of Dissertation and Thesis and Electronic Submission
  3. May Degree Completion Email from Registrar June-2014
  4. MD/PhD Students Transitioning to BUSM Curriculum- Email from the Registrar

Ph.D. Dissertation Forms

  1. Dissertation Prospectus Outline Approval Page
  2. Ph.D. Dissertation Defense Abstract
  3. Schedule of Oral Dissertation Defense & Examination Form
  4. Special Service Appointment Form
    1. MD/PhD Example of completed Special Service Appointment Form
    2. GMS Faculty List

Dissertation Information

  1. 2015 Graduation calendar PhD
  2. PhD Dissertation Template (updated 11/2013)
  3. Research Guide for Writer of Dissertation and  Electronic Submission (updated 11/2013)
  4. Video Tutorials for Thesis & Dissertation Electronic Submission
  5. Sample Letter Requesting Permission to Use Copyrighted Material in Thesis or Dissertation
  6. Sample Letter Requesting Circulation Restriction for Thesis or Dissertation
  7. Dissertation and Thesis Formatting Tips -Feb-2014

M.D./Ph.D. Specific Forms

  1. MD/PhD Transition Form
  2. MD/PhD Summer Rotation & Stipend Forms (4-5 Week)
  3. MD/PhD Summer Rotation & Stipend Forms (8-10 Week)