Graduate Training in Medical Science, Certificate

The Graduate Training in Medical Science (GTMS) Certificate Program complements our existing doctoral programs in Biomedical Graduate Studies. The GTMS program was specifically designed for students who want to explore human biology and pursue research training at the interface of basic science and medicine. The GTMS program augments graduate training by offering courses that bridge basic and medical science and provides a foundation in the molecular basis of disease. 

The GTMS program currently consists of 6 courses (4 required and 2 electives) and a 40 hour clinical clerkship experience. The curriculum requirements change from time to time to keep the program up to date and meeting the student needs.

Required Courses
BIOM 502Molecular Basis of Disease1
BIOM 600Cell Biology1
CAMB/PHRM 532Human Physiology1
Select one of the following:1
Immunology for CAMB
Immune Mechanisms
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Fundamentals of Computational Biology
'Bench to Bedside' Electives
Select two of the following: 12
Protein Conformation Diseases
Cancer Biology and Genetics
The Cell Cycle, Genome Integrity and Cancer
Topics in Molecular Medicine
Fundamental Virology
Genetic Principles
Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Transcription
Vaccines and Immune Therapeutics
Molecular Basis of Gene Therapy and Genome Editing
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Topics in Human Genetics and Disease
Biology of Stem Cells
Tumor Microenvironment
The ECM, adhesion receptor signaling, and translational biomechanics
Stress Responses in Metabolism and Cancer
Topics in Cancer Biology
Immunopathology
Recovery After Neural Injury
Molecular Toxicology: Chemical and Biological Mechanisms
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Medical Pharmacology
Current Topics in Neuropharmacology
Total Course Units6

Non-Course Requirements:

Monthly seminar series

40-hour clinical clerkship


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.