BMS 270 Mini-Courses
BMS participates in a collaborative program with other UCSF graduate programs to offer a spring quarter curriculum designed around mini-courses formatted as intensive, round-table discussions of current literature on specific topics. The quarter is divided into three modules of two to three weeks each with programs offering several mini-courses choices per module. BMS mini-courses include translational, single disease or organ systems topics. Topics will change every year. Also, the idea is to take only one mini-course per module. All mini-courses are pass/fail.
First Year Students are required to take three mini-courses (one per module) as part of the core requirement. MSTP students in BMS are also required to complete three mini-courses to satisfy the core requirement.
Second year and above BMS students may take BMS or PIBS mini-courses or full-length courses to satisfy the elective requirement. Two mini-courses or one full-length course are required for PhD students, and two mini-courses or two full-length courses are required for MSTP students. Please note this is in addition to the core requirement outlined above.
While all mini-courses will be available to all students, first year students will be given first priority for courses offered by their home programs.
Please remember that if you are taking any BMS mini-course for credit, you will need to officially register by filing the course as BMS 270 (3 units) with the appropriate course director as the instructor on your study list.
GEMS COURSE: For BMS first-year students, if you get into the GEMS course (which for BMS students counts as 2 BMS mini-courses):
Option 1: You can take your third mini-course either module II OR module III.
Option 2: If you like, you can still take a mini-course in module II AND III.
Spring 2013 Mini-Courses Modules:
Module 1: April 1-19, 2013
Module 2: April 22-May 10, 2013
Module 3: May 13-June 3, 2013
2013 Mini-course list: