Web Site Links to Member Graduate & Professional Schools

A Ventures Scholar needs to consider a long range plan.  If you are considering graduate or professional school, you might consider contacting one of the member graduate or professional schools and ask about to entrance requirements.

Ventures Scholars considering a medical career, can contact some of the member medical schools to better understand the requirements needed for medical school.

Ventures Scholars considering a math-or science-based career, can contact member graduate/professional schools to better understand the requirements for students interested in advanced degrees.

MEDICAL SCHOOLS

DENTAL SCHOOLS

VETERINARY SCHOOLS

GRADUATE SCHOOLS


MEDICAL SCHOOLS

Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX
Contact: Pam Ferry, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Phone: (800) 798-8244
Email: pgferry@bcm.tmc.edu

Baylor College of Medicine, located in Houston, Texas, is the only private medical school in Texas and the Greater Southwest and home to 682 medical students, 482 graduate students, and 123 allied health students. Baylor was ranked 13th overall among the nation's top academic health sciences centers in the 2004 issue of U.S. News & World Report. With 25 departments and more than 90 research and patient-care centers, Baylor offers a unique and exciting learning environment. Of particular interest to Ventures Undergraduate Scholars, Baylor hosts three undergraduate summer programs: The Honors Premedical Academy (www.ccit.bcm.tmc.edu), the SMART summer research program (http://www.bcm.edu/smart/), and the DeBakey Summer Surgery Program (http://debakeydepartmentofsurgery.org/).


East Tennessee State University - Quillen School of Medicine Johnson City, TN
Contact: Steve C. Ellis,Director, Student Support Services and Outreach Programs and Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Phone: (423) 439-2037
Email: elliss@etsu.edu


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences – Bethesda, MD
Contact: Dr. J Mauri Hamilton, Deputy Vice President for Recruitment & Diversity
Phone: (301) 295-9561
Email: jhamilton@usuhs.mil

F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine
Combine a career as a physician with that of a military officer. Students pay no tuition or fees to attend medical school, receive residency training, and serve on active duty as commissioned officers. Students receive an annual officers salary and benefits. Free medical care for students and families, tax free housing allowance, and 30 days annual leave. Medical graduates serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Public Health Services.

For additional information please contact:
Office of Recruitment and Diversity
1-800-635-2368 or 301-295-3966

Office of Admissions
1-800-772-1743 or 301-295-3101
Please mention that you are a Ventures Scholar.

Graduate Education in the Basic Sciences
USU also offers offers program leading to a PhD in the following disciplines: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Environmental Health Sciences, Medical Psychology, Medical Zoology, Pathology, Applied Human Biology, Undersea Medicine, Public Health, and Aerospace Physiology. Masters degrees are possible in Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and Military Medical History. Civilian applicants are welcomed and encouraged to apply and are provided with financial support in the form of stipends that begins at $21,000 per year. Tuition, fees and books are also provided free and no service obligation is incurred.

For additional information please contact:
Office of Associate Dean for Graduate Education
1-800-772-1747 or 301-295-3913.
Please mention that you are a Ventures Scholar.

Graduate School of Nursing
For information about this program please contact:
Office of the Dean
301-295-9004
Please mention that you are a Ventures Scholar.


University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Buffalo, NY
Contact: Amy Kuzdale, Staff Associate for Graduate Biomedical Education
Phone: (716) 829-3398
Email: akuzdale@buffalo.edu

The University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences offers the following programs: Ph.D., M.D./PhD., M.D. and Masters Degrees. Please visit our Web site for further information on our programs: http://www.smbs.buffalo.edu.

The IGPBS (Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences) is a portal for entry into Ph.D. Programs in Anatomical Science, Biochemistry, Biophysical Science, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, Oral Biology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiology and Structural Biology. You will have the opportunity to study and collaborate with over 100 active research laboratory groups performing ground-breaking work encompassing virtually all aspects of biological and biomedical sciences. You will be able to explore the various resarch areas and interact with potential mentors through first year laboratory rotations before selecting a Ph.D. advisor and program. Upon completion of your Ph.D. program, you will be prepared to succeed in a career in any field of biomedical science. The Fall 2005 stipend for Ph.D. students is $21,000 and tuition scholarship is also awarded. Competitive University Presidential Fellowships ($25,000) are also available as well as the Arthur A. Schomberg Fellowship Program for candidates from underrepresented groups who have outstanding academic credentials. The priority date for consideration of assistantships and fellowships is February 1st.

Masters Degrees are also available in these basic science areas.

The M.D./Ph.D. program provides highly talented students with an opportunity to combine intensive scientific training with medical school experience. The purpose of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is to develop physician scientists that will become leaders in basic, translational or clinical research and in clinical medicine in medical schools and teaching hospitals. Graduates will be prepared for a career in which they will excel as both an investigator and a clinician education.

Further information on this program can be obtained by contacting: Elizabeth A. Hayden, Staff Associate for Graduate Biomedical Education, ehayden@buffalo.edu or at (716) 829-3398.


University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Althea Alexander, Assistant Dean for Minority Student Affairs
Phone: (323) 442-1050
Email: aalexand@hsc.usc.edu


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas – Dallas, TX
Contact: Dr. Nancy Street, Associate Dean
Phone: (214) 648-6708
Email: nancy.street@utsouthwestern.edu

UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas offers Graduate Programs in the biomedical sciences. The Division of Cell and Molecular Biology encompasses eight research training programs leading to Ph.D. degrees in the basic biomedical sciences. 220 participating faculty offer doctoral training in the following areas: Biological Chemistry, Cell Regulation, Genetics and Development, Immunology, Integrative Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Microbiology and Neuroscience. Additionally, training programs in Chemical Biology, Computational Biology, and Pharmacology are available. Prospective students apply to the Division of Cell and Molecular Biology rather than to the individual graduate programs. Once accepted at UT Southwestern, our first year students take a yearlong core course covering major themes in modern biology. During that first year they also explore potential research areas by participating in three research rotations. Toward the end of the first year each student chooses a research topic and mentor and joins one of the eight programs in which their graduate studies will be completed. Each program offers advanced coursework, taken during the second year of study to provide more in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of the research area. At the end of their second year, students take qualifying exams, form dissertation committees and are admitted into candidacy. The remainder of their time is spent focused on their individual research projects. Our students average 5 and ½ years to complete their Ph.D. degrees. Graduate students at UT Southwestern receive nationally competitive stipends throughout the duration of their graduate career. The current base stipend for our incoming students is $22,000/year. In addition, we pay all tuition, student services, and insurance expenses.

In the past few years UT Southwestern Medical Center has emerged as one of the top ten biomedical research institutions in the country, based on research grant support to basic science faculty. Our faculty includes four Nobel laureates and fifteen members of the National Academy of Sciences. UT Southwestern has excellent research facilities, including an expanding new research campus and provides a rich, scholarly environment for graduate study. In 2002 US News ranked UT Southwestern as 14th in the US amongst institutions that grant PhD degrees in the biological sciences. More recently, Science Watch, which ranks research institutions in six specific scientific disciplines, ranked UT Southwestern in the top 10 in the country in four of the six disciplines.

Detailed information about our university and our graduate programs can be found at www.utsouthwestern.edu/gradschool. Our priority application deadline for Fall 2005 is Jan 5th, 2005. Further information can be obtained by contact Nancy E. Street, PhD, Associate Dean, nancy.street@utsouthwestern.edu or at (214) 648-6708.


DENTAL SCHOOLS

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry – Kansas City, MO
Contact: Dianne Beard, Director of Dental Admissions
Phone: (816) 235-2082 or (800) 776-8652
Email: beardd@umkc.edu


VETERINARY SCHOOLS

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine – Madison, WI
Contacts: Carmen E. Reamer and Beth Dawson, Student Service Program Managers
Phone: (608) 263-1579 or (608) 263-5819
Email: reamerc@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu or dawsonb@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu


GRADUATE SCHOOLS

Binghamton University Graduate School (SUNY) – Binghamton, NY
Contact: John N. Kilmarx, Associate Dean
Phone: (607) 777-6955
Email: jkilly@binghamton.edu


Penn State University – University Park, PA
Contact: Dr. Anita Persaud, Associate Director, Multicultural Engineering Program
Phone: (814) 865-6613
Email: mep@engr.psu.edu

Call it the best of both worlds. Penn State Engineering offers students both cultural resources and prestige while never losing the small town feeling where everyone knows your name. The Multicultural Engineering Program sponsors monthly mentoring lunches and advisory committee activities, along with networking opportunities with the Black Graduate Student Association, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Office of Graduate Educational Equity, help students to become a stronger part of the College community.

The Penn State College of Engineering consistently ranks among the top ten engineering colleges in total research support and is a member of the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. Penn State currently ranks third nationally in industrially-sponsored research.

Qualified individuals may be considered for admission and financial aid for any semester (August or January) or summer session (May or June). Admission is granted jointly by the Graduate School and the academic program. For information on how to apply, go to: http://www.gradsch.psu.edu/enroll/apply.html.

For more information, please contact:
Penn State University
College of Engineering
Web Site: www.engr.psu.edu
Email: mep@engr.psu.edu


University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences – Buffalo, NY
Contact: Elizabeth Hayden, Staff Associate for Graduate Biomedical Education
Phone: (716) 829-3398
Email: ehayden@buffalo.edu

The University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences offers the following programs: Ph.D., M.D./PhD., M.D. and Masters Degrees. Please visit our Web site for further information on our programs: http://www.smbs.buffalo.edu.

The IGPBS (Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences) is a portal for entry into Ph.D. Programs in Anatomical Science, Biochemistry, Biophysical Science, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, Oral Biology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiology and Structural Biology. You will have the opportunity to study and collaborate with over 100 active research laboratory groups performing ground-breaking work encompassing virtually all aspects of biological and biomedical sciences. You will be able to explore the various resarch areas and interact with potential mentors through first year laboratory rotations before selecting a Ph.D. advisor and program. Upon completion of your Ph.D. program, you will be prepared to succeed in a career in any field of biomedical science. The Fall 2005 stipend for Ph.D. students is $21,000 and tuition scholarship is also awarded. Competitive University Presidential Fellowships ($25,000) are also available as well as the Arthur A. Schomberg Fellowship Program for candidates from underrepresented groups who have outstanding academic credentials. The priority date for consideration of assistantships and fellowships is February 1st.

Masters Degrees are also available in these basic science areas.

Further information on this program can be obtained by contacting: Elizabeth A. Hayden, Staff Associate for Graduate Biomedical Education, ehayden@buffalo.edu or at (716) 829-3398.


University of Chicago, Division of Biological Sciences – Chicago, IL
Contact: Dr. Melissa Lindberg, Program Coordinator
Phone: (773) 702-3905
Email: mlindber@bsd.uchicago.edu

Contact: Marvin W. Makinen, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Phone: (773) 702-1080
Email: makinen@uchicago.edu

The Division of Biological Sciences (BSD) at The University of Chicago is committed to fostering diversity in the scientific training of students. Our faculty work with each student to tailor the academic program to maximize his/her potential and achieve his/her career goal.

In the last few years, there has been a trend in universities around the country to move toward an interdisciplinary approach to graduate study in the biological sciences, away from strict separations of disciplines and toward interdisciplinary study. Recently, the Division of the Biological Sciences decided to make interdisciplinary study even easier for graduate students. Degree-granting units (called Departments or Committees) with closely linked research programs have grouped together in clusters with a common admissions procedure and a common core curriculum. The Cluster system enables these programs to integrate faculty, coursework, research programs, training programs, and seminars/symposia. The result for graduate students is an integrated and flexible course of study. For postdoctoral trainees and faculty, the interdisciplinary nature of the Cluster provides extensive opportunity for interaction and collaboration. There are four clusters:

Biomedical Sciences, which includes the Department of Pathology with the Committees on Cancer Biology, Molecular Metabolism & Nutrition, Immunology, and Microbiology;

Molecular Biosciences, which includes the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Human Genetics, and Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, along with the Committees on Genetics and Developmental Biology;

Neurobiology, Pharmacology, & Physiology, which includes the Department of Neurobiology, Pharmacology & Physiology as well as the Committees on Cell Physiology, Neurobiology and Computational Neuroscience;

Darwinian Sciences, which includes the Departments of Ecology & Evolution and Organismal Biology & Anatomy, with the Committee on Evolutionary Biology.

In addition to the Clusters described above, the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division also offers degrees in Medical Physics, Health Studies (M.S. only), and Ophthalmology & Visual Science. The Division also sponsors a Summer Research Program for Undergraduate scholars, as well as The PREP, a Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program for underrepresented minorities.

In Fall 2004, over 85 students matriculated. The incoming class was made up of more than 50% women and 8% minority students, exemplifying our commitment to increasing diversity in the sciences. The University of Chicago is located in Hyde Park, a distinctive south-side Chicago neighborhood that is home to a majority of University faculty, students, and staff. Hyde Park is situated about seven miles (15 minutes) south of Chicago's downtown business district, commonly referred to as "The Loop."

Details on all of these programs can be found at our Web site:
http://gradprogram.bsd.uchicago.edu/.

 

 

 
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