COM welcomes new PhD students

New doctorate students at UF COM Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences. Photo by Charles Poulton

The Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences at UF College of Medicine hosted a reception to welcome 30 new doctorate students on Aug. 17. 

Paul Gulig, M.D., director of the IDP in Biomedical Sciences and new students at the welcome reception. Photo by Maria Belen Farias

The new class joins more than 230 current IDP students and is one of the most diverse groups of students ever admitted to the program. The class is composed of national and international students representing 12 different countries. 

The students will begin choosing research labs across the Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry, as well as other colleges, to perform three seven-week research rotations which will help them find a dissertation mentor. Graduates of the program go on to careers in research in academic, industrial, and governmental arenas.