Sample Schedules (2015-16)

A sample schedule for the Biomedical Informatics track is shown below.  Please note that the quarters in which classes are offered may vary each year, some classes may not be offered every year, and course offerings may change.  Electives and opportunities for teaching assistantships are likely to be scheduled differently than in the sample schedule.

Year 1: Fall Winter Spring
Core: Math 283 Core: BNFO 285  
Core: MED 264 Core: BENG 202 / CSE 282 SOMI 226 / BIOM 219: Ethics
Elective Elective Elective
MED 262: Colloquium MED 262: Colloquium MED 262: Colloquium
BNFO 283: Student Research Talks BNFO 283: Student Research Talks BNFO 283: Student Research Talks
BNFO 298: Research Rotation BNFO 298: Research Rotation BNFO 298: Research Rotation
     
Year 2: Fall Winter Spring
Elective Elective Elective
MED 262: Colloquium MED 262: Colloquium MED 262: Colloquium
BNFO 283: Student Research Talks BNFO 283: Student Research Talks BNFO 283: Student Research Talks
BNFO 299: Research BNFO 299: Research BNFO 299: Research
BNFO 500: Teaching Experience BNFO 500: Teaching Experience Qualifying Exam

Years 2 through 5

  • All students, regardless of their background and elective track, are expected to identify a dissertation research advisor and laboratory prior to the start of the 2nd year. This is an academic requirement to be in good academic standing.
  • In Year 2, students will begin preparing for their Qualifying Examination to be completed before the end of the Spring quarter of the 2nd year.
  • In Year 3, students will begin preparing for their Advancement to Candidacy Examination, to be completed before the end of the Spring quarter of the 3rd year.
  • The goal of the PhD Program is that all students complete their Dissertation and hold the public Dissertation Defense by the end of 5th year.