First-Year Curriculum

OBGE offers a centralized 1st-year graduate curriculum under the BIOTRAIN course code that integrates elements of both the formal curriculum (technical and operational skills) and hidden curriculum (professional skills) to allow students to fully and holistically develop as independent scientists poised to pursue diverse health-related careers. The curriculum uses interactive learning and community building approaches to engage biomedical graduate students in foundational skill training and prepare them for external experiential learning opportunities.

Diagram of components of formal and hidden curricula


First-Year Courses

OBGE offers four courses for first-year biomedical science students. 

Two required RCR courses

One reqiured professional skill building course

One optional career exploration course