Graduate Student Resources

PhD programs within VCU School of Medicine

List of programs and useful information

How to apply

Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Portal (BSDP) at VCU

The Biomedical Sciences Doctoral Portal (BSDP) at VCU is as an entry point for students interested in doctoral training leading to careers in academic research, biotechnology, scientific policy-making, higher education, and many other areas. The BSDP oversees admissions for and recruits students into six Ph.D. programs within the School of Medicine. Five of these programs are departmentally based (Biochemistry, Human Genetics, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Physiology and Biophysics) and one program (Neuroscience) is interdepartmental.

How to choose a good scientific problem

Serendipity in Science

How to choose a mentor

Information coming soon. Stay tuned.

Help is available; and it is okay to ask for and get help

There are many resources available at VCU, I would like to highlight a few below.

VCU Resources (click for extensive list of resources)

F Grant Resources

Information coming soon.

Safe Zone at VCU

VCU Center for Health Disparities (COHD) Research Training Programs

PREP Program

Postbaccalaureate research program

IMSD PhD Program

Graduate research program

IRACDA Program

Postdoctoral Research Program

Women in Science (WIS) Student Organization

Association for Women in Science