Student Handbook Our handbooks are intended to serve as guides to help trainees learn more about our program, polices and University. They provide information that will be helpful when deciding upon, entering or studying in the TBS PhD Program. Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) PhD Student Handbook The TBS Student Handbook is focused on program requirements. It details the course of study by year and provides an overview of rotations, advisor selection and thesis requirements. Graduate Office Trainee Handbook The Trainee Handbook, published by the Office of Graduate Studies, is a valuable resource as it provides a wealth of information regarding the School of Medicine at the University of Rochester including maps, housing, activities and organizations, resources and more.