First Year Mentoring Group Information

The first year mentoring groups were created to support our first year students as they transition into graduate school. Within the Biomedical Sciences Program, the groups offer students with a “home base” until choosing a research mentor in the spring/summer. The small groups are comprised of graduate faculty members and advanced graduate students. Each mentoring group will discuss wide ranging topics, including graduate school expectations, laboratory rotation selections, preparing for core course exams, and preparing for rotation practice talks. Students are encouraged to actively participate in group discussion, feel comfortable asking questions and providing feedback.