The Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine offers a focused core curriculum that builds on the basic science courses taken during medical school. Most courses are one semester in length. Many are conducted in a discussion/journal club format. There are no credits assigned to courses. Students are required to participate in all courses. The core curriculum consists of the following courses:
- Advanced Immunology
- Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Study Design
- Current Topics in Neuroscience
- Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research
- Molecular Biology of the Cell
- Molecular Genetics and Genomics
- Special Topics in Translational Research
Additional required academic programs, which enrich the curriculum but are not courses per se, are listed below.
- Molecular Medicine Journal Club
- Visiting Professor Lecture Series (a weekly seminar by external invited speakers)
- Match Distinguished Visiting Scientist Program (an annual lecture by preeminent scientists)
- Scientific Retreat of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
- Workshop on Grantsmanship
Students also participate in journal clubs and meetings of the lab group where they are conducting their research, and attend and submit abstracts for presentation at national and international scientific conferences.
The school functions on a year-round calendar, with students admitted on a rolling basis. Students whose training is linked to clinical subspecialty training (medicine, surgery, oncology, pediatrics, etc.) normally begin their studies in July. Courses are held in the Fall/Early Winter or the Late Winter/Spring, with laboratory research continuing throughout the summer.