Training Programs

Boston University School of Medicine
Immunology Training Program

The Boston University Immunology Training Program is for Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. candidates who are enrolled at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences in either the Department of Microbiology or Department of Pathology.  In addition to course work, students also must complete laboratory rotations, participate in seminars and journal clubs, pass a qualifying examination, and successfully defend a dissertation based on original laboratory research.

Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS)

Boston University’s Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) offers training towards the Ph.D. degree by integrating the foundations of interdisciplinary biomedical research with focused investigation and preparation for career advancement. This program lies within the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.

In the first year, Ph.D. students will participate in the Foundations in Biomedical Sciences (FiBS) core curriculum as well as have the opportunity to select elective courses focused on area-specific interests.  Additionally, trainees will have the opportunity to experience laboratory rotations and engage in journal clubs and research seminars.  Trainees will work closely with a faculty advisor in the development of an individual plan that will be tailored to serve specific research and professional goals.  After selection of a laboratory, students will join the program/department with which the mentor is affiliated and continue advanced studies towards candidacy.