Joint MD/PhD students who elect to complete their PhD degree in the BCMB Program are exempt from certain requirements because they have been fulfilled through the medical degree first and second year curriculum:

  1. Students are required to complete, or test out of, all the first year Core Course modules and complete the Method and Logic course.
  2. Students are required to complete two elective courses of their choice during their BCMB tenure.
  3. Students are permitted to begin their thesis research in the fall of their first year.​

“I am interested in translating the work and mind-set that I use in the laboratory to the clinical setting. The BCMB program is the most intellectually comprehensive program to learn the skills necessary for translational science.” -Neil Neumann, MD/PhD student, class of 2012​​