The goal of the PhD program in Neuromedicine (NEUM) is to train next-generation investigators capable of participating and/or leading interdisciplinary research and development programs, to address challenging questions regarding the neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, including for example Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias. The Department of Physiology and Neuroscience and the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at KSOM houses the program and offers exceptional faculty and an outstanding interdisciplinary research environment at the forefront of neuromedicine research and development.
Neuromedicine students are required to take: INTD 577 , NEUM 510 and NEUM 520 . In the second and subsequent years, students are required to register for NEUM 520 in the fall and spring semesters. In addition, students must complete at least 4 units of NEUM 794a Doctoral Dissertation /NEUM 794b Doctoral Dissertation .
PhD students must supplement course work by registering for either elective courses or NEUM 790 Directed Research during the fall, spring and summer semesters as needed to complete the minimum 60 units required for the PhD program.
As part of the requirements for the PhD degree in Neuromedicine, students must adhere to the unit/course requirements, guidance committee and dissertation committee guidelines and must complete the qualifying examination, annual research appraisal, and dissertation and oral defense as outlined in the PhD Programs in Biomedical and Biological Sciences section of the catalogue.