School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Typical Curriculum

Year 1

Fall:
Molecular Biology
Cell Biology


Year 2**

Fall:
General Pathology
Tumor Metastasis
Seminar


Winter:

Physiological Systems
(Students choose 2 of 5 offered courses)
Fundamentals of Cancer Biology
Critical Review of Scientific Literature
Winter:
Fundamentals of Cancer Biology
Signal Transduction & Cell Growth Regulation
Critical Review of Scientific Literature

Summer
:
Special Topics in Pathology

Summer
:
Special Topics in Pathology

 
Year 3-5

Fall:
Dissertation Research
Scientific Communication
Seminar

Winter:
Dissertation Research
Advanced Topics
Critical Review of Scientific Literature

Summer
:
Special Topics in Pathology


** Written qualifying exam is held at the end of the second year. Oral qualifying exam and research prospectus defense is held in beginning of the 2nd year. After passing all qualifying exams, the student is admitted to Ph.D. candidacy status.