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. The small groups are comprised of a graduate faculty member and one to two advanced graduate students. Each mentoring group will discuss a wide range of 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 and to feel comfortable asking questions and providing feedback. There is a schedule of weekly topics that will be provided to the group. The outline each week is handled by a different advanced student member. Groups will meet in various conference rooms on the 3rd floor of the Harrell Medical Education Building.

The groups will meet on Thursdays from 11:00-12:00 during the fall semester. The groups may not meet during the spring semester, depending on student need and group feedback.

2018 SGM Master Schedule- Group List

 

Fall 2018 schedule:

Date/Time/Place Topic
Wednesday, July 25  R5-265 Pre SGM (Faculty and Student mentors)
Thursday, 16 August/ 11-12/ HME cluster Group Welcoming – introductions/Choosing lab rotation
Thursday, 23 August/ 11-12/ HME cluster Choosing a Lab Rotation/Choosing Your Research Lab/
Thursday, 30 August/ 11-12/ HME cluster Graduate School Expectations
Thursday, 6  September/ 11-12/ HME cluster Writing Chapters/Research Papers -plagiarism
Thursday, 13  September/ 11-12/ HME cluster Preparing for exams- NO MEETING
Thursday, 20  September/ 11-12/ HME cluster Rotation Expectations – write-up
Thursday, 27  September/ 11-12/ HME cluster Preparing for exams- NO MEETING
Thursday, 4  October/ 11-1/ HME cluster First Rotation Talk Practice (presentations 10/8-10/11)
Thursday, 11  October/ 11-12/ HME cluster Journal Clubs, Seminars & Reading Research Papers
Thursday, 18  October/ 11-12/ HME cluster Preparing for Qualifying Exams
Thursday, 25  October/ 11-12/ HME cluster Preparing for exams- NO MEETING
Thursday, 1 November/ 11-12/ HME cluster Scientific Meetings/Career/Professional Development
Thursday, 8 November/ 11-12/ HME cluster Preparing for exams- NO MEETING
Thursday, 15 November/ 11-12/ HME cluster Fellowship Applications
Thursday, 29 November/ 11-12/ HME cluster Preparing for exams- NO MEETING
Thursday, 6 December/ 11-1/ HME cluster Second Rotation Talk practice (presentations 12/10-12/14)