OVERVIEW Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. candidates are admitted into the Immunology Training Program through either the Department of Microbiology or the Department of Pathology. The course requirements vary somewhat for students admitted into the different departments, but all students are expected to develop a strong background in diverse areas of the biomedical sciences. In addition to the successful completion of the prescribed course work, Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. candidates must also complete laboratory rotations, participate in seminars and journal clubs, pass a qualifying examination, and successfully defend a dissertation based on original laboratory research. Link to Immunology Training Program