First Year Students

Welcome to the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences at the UF College of Medicine.

The objective of the BMS is to provide a pre-doctoral educational experience that is designed to provide maximum flexibility for the training experimentalists and scholars for a wide range of careers in biomedical science.

We are committed to ensure that every graduate student obtains the best possible educational and research experience and receives support by committed graduate faculty that will enable them to complete their degrees in a reasonable time.

2021 Cohort

Search for rotation faculty (note the date of update for current information on student recruitment), here:

Please submit your rotation information here:

Fall Orientation BMS Class 2021 (coming soon!)

First-Year Journal Club Options

Available locations for student study/virtual class


Important information for your rising second year and beyond:

  • Students should form their supervisory committee during the summer of their rising second year (2022) and have their first meeting no later than the end of fall.
  • Students who fast track* should form their supervisory committee and hold their first introductory committee meeting within 90 days after committing to a lab.
  • Students should complete their qualifying exam no later than fall of their third year in the program (2023).

*=(commit to a lab during or after the first or second rotation)


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