BMS4905 – College of Medicine Undergraduate Research Registration Information

General Information

Undergraduate students who want to perform research for credit in the laboratory of a faculty member in the College of Medicine should enroll in BMS 4905, not the 4905 course of their respective college. BMS 4905 is a variable credit hour course, 1 – 3 credit hours; there is not a 0 credit option. Please note that 1 hour of credit is at least 60 hours in the lab over the semester, including Summer A or Summer B. This is based on 1 credit hour = 4 hours in lab for a 15 week semester. Students who are MCY or MCB majors are restricted to register for 2 credit hours per semester with a transcript total of 10 credits under any UF undergraduate research course (including MCB, BMS, ISS, ZOO). Once the maximum of 10 credits is on your UF transcript, no additional credits can be taken.

How Do I Register For BMS 4905?

Effective Fall 2021, students in the REGULAR BMS 4905 (Medical Science Senior Research) are REQUIRED to register themselves for 1 – 3 credit hours. AFTER DROP/ADD, all registered students will receive an email with a link to complete the BMS 4905 course-and-mentor contract. Students who do not complete and submit the required form will be dropped from the class, resulting in a W on their transcript.

Which Section of BMS 4905 Do I Register For?

There are multiple sections of BMS 4905 conducted each semester, therefore it is important to register for the correct section! Please follow the instructions below very carefully.

REGULAR Undergraduate Students <> Register for the Medical Science Senior Research REGULAR section; course registration information below:

If you are a regular undergraduate student taking medical science senior research with a College of Medicine faculty member, you should register for the REGULAR section of BMS 4905. SPRING 2023 REGISTRATION INFORMATION – REGULAR SECTION: Medical Science Senior Research – Section Number: 1903, Course ID: 010525, Class Number: 11505 Regular undergraduate research students should register for 1 – 3 credit hours of this section number. AFTER DROP/ADD, all registered students will receive an email with a link to complete the BMS 4905 course-and-mentor contract. Students who do not complete and submit the required form will be dropped from the class, resulting in a W on their transcript.

University Scholar Program (USP) Students <> Register for Medical Science Senior Research University Scholar section; course registration information below:

If you are a College of Medicine University Scholar Program (USP) Student, for Spring 2023 you should register for the ‘University Scholars’ section of BMS 4905 – Section Number: 268F, Course ID: 010525, Class Number: 11506. As part of the USP requirement, you must register for 1-3 credits of BMS 4905 for the three semesters (Summer, Fall, and Spring) you are in the program. AFTER DROP/ADD, all registered students will receive an email with a link to complete the BMS 4905 course-and-mentor contract. Students who do not complete and submit the required form will be dropped from the class, resulting in a W on their transcript.

How Do I Register For BMS 4905 AFTER Drop/Add?

Students who wish to enroll in BMS 4905 after drop/add must submit a request via SIDA (Student Initiated Drop/Add) in ONE.UF. Once you submit a SIDA request, please email Amy Davis so the request can be approved.

Please refer to the UF 2022 – 2023 Academic Dates and Deadlines

Please note, students who submit registration requests after the drop/add deadline may be assessed a $100 late registration fee.

Please contact Amy Davis via email or via telephone (352-273-8601) with any questions.