PhD Student Evaluation Policy
Lab Rotation Evaluations are required for all biomedical science, including Translational Biomedical Science, PhD students. Annual Evaluations are required for all PhD students in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
For students that complete lab rotations
Annual evaluations are required at least once per academic year starting with Year 2. The rotation evaluations will satisfy the requirement for Year 1.
For students that do not complete lab rotations
Annual evaluations are required at least once per academic year (July 1 – June 30) starting with Year 1.
Annual Evaluation Form
During the first year of study, biomedical science students complete three laboratory rotations. These rotations provide broad exposure to the area of research, methods, techniques, rules and regulations of each lab as well as the general lab organization and personnel.
After completing the required rotations, students are expected to identify a degree major and select an advisor’s lab for their thesis research. This is a very important decision that should be based upon an informed analysis of the student’s intellectual needs and preferences. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss all options with their Program Director to ensure that a satisfactory choice is made.
Standard Rotation Dates
At the end of each laboratory rotation, one Laboratory Rotation Evaluation is completed by the student and one is completed by the rotation mentor.