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  • Laboratory Rotations

    Laboratory rotations allow students the opportunity to discover the many different areas of research at UMMC, familiarize themselves with the lab communities and determine whether a particular lab environment would be suitable for their dissertation research.

    During the summer terms prior to their M1 and M2 years, MD/PhD students are required to complete lab rotations in a minimum of three mentors' labs in 2 different departments. The summer prior to their M1 year, the student will complete a five-week rotation in two different biomedical science programs. For the summer prior to the M2 year, the student may opt to complete the entire 10-week lab rotation in only one program or choose a new one. Registering for one (1) credit of lab rotation is considered a full-time course load during the summer term.