GPN PhD MILESTONES - TIMETABLE

MD/PhD Timetable

Year
Requirements
Required
Completion Date
Year 1

Core Coursework/Rotations

Summer, Fall & Spring
Written Preliminary Examination Mid June
Year 2

Coursework outside of Neuroscience
Register for Thesis credits
(Up to 14 credits total per semester)

Fall & Spring

Complete TA requirement Fall or Spring
Present Poster at Annual Retreat Spring
Year 3

File Annual Report with DGS (form), meet with DGS, schedule colloquium talk

Early Summer

File Thesis Committee Selection/Degree Program with Graduate School (form)
Examples: (PhD) (MD/PhD)
Early Summer

Coursework outside of Neuroscience
Completed Thesis Credit Requirement
(Up to 14 credits total per semester)

Fall
Research Proposal/Written Portion of Oral Exam September 1
Schedule Oral Exam with Graduate School and Committee (form) September 1
Oral Preliminary Form Approval 1 Week Before Oral Exam
Last date for Oral Preliminary Examination December 1
Register for 1 Post Thesis credit (form) Spring
Submit Thesis Proposal Form to Graduate School (form) Spring
½ hour Colloquium Talk Spring
Present Poster at Annual Retreat Spring
Present Poster at Biomedical Science Research Recognition Day Spring
Year 4
File Annual Report with DGS (form), meet with DGS, schedule colloquium talk for next spring Summer
½ hour Colloquium Talk Spring
Submit Thesis Committee Progress Report to GPN (form) Spring
Present Poster at Annual Retreat Spring
Present Poster at Biomedical Science Research Recognition Day Spring

Year 5

Meet with DGS, schedule colloquium talk for next spring

Summer

PhD Degree Completion Checklist (form) Spring
½ hour Colloquium Talk (if not defending within the year) Spring
Submit Thesis Committee Progress Report to GPN (form) Spring
Present Poster at Annual Retreat Spring
Present Poster at Biomedical Science Research Recognition Day Spring Spring
Meet with DGS, schedule Thesis seminar
Summer
Notify GPN staff of Final Oral date and schedule your defense room with them As soon as a date has been selected
Submit Final Oral Scheduling Form to Graduate School (form) 1 Week before your
Final Oral Exam
Final Oral Defense, Thesis Seminar Late Summer
NEVER register for any credits during the summer without prior discussion with the program coordinator. Registration during summer is not required to maintain health insurance coverage.