Graduate Training in Medical Science, Certificate

This program is only available to students currently enrolled in a PhD program in the Perelman School of Medicine.

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 5020Molecular Basis of Disease1
BIOM 6000Cell Biology1
CAMB/PHRM 5320Human 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
Genetic Principles
Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Transcription
Vaccines and Immune Therapeutics
Molecular Basis of Genetic Therapies
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Biology of Stem Cells
Tumor Microenvironment
Mechanobiology of the Cell and its Microenvironment
Stress Responses in Metabolism and Cancer
Topics in Cancer Biology
Recovery After Neural Injury
Molecular Toxicology: Chemical and Biological Mechanisms
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Medical Pharmacology
Total Course Units6

Any elective with clinical relevance may be a Bench to Bedside elective, subject to approval from the Program Directors. This list will be updated annually as new courses with clinical relevance may be offered and students are encouraged to suggest courses that they think will enrich their GTMS education.

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 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.