Study Plan for PhD students in the Graduate Group in Immunology

(applies to all new admits beginning fall 2009)

Degree Requirements - PDF version

Immunology core courses, selectives and seminars by quarter – PhD requirements

Quarter

Core Courses
(Required)

Selectives+
(Minimum of 3, i.e. 6 – 10 units)

Seminars*
(Minimum 1P, 1NP per year until QE)

Fall

IMM201 (4)
IMM201L (4)

IMM294 (4)

PMI291A (P)  
IMM296 (NP)
PMI290 (NP)
PMI298 (P)
MMI209 (NP)

Winter

IMM293 (4)
IMM202L (5)

RAL209 (3)
NUT251 (2, 2010)

PMI290 (NP)
MMI209 (NP)

Spring

 

IMM292 (2; 2010)
IMM295 (3; 2011)
IMM297 (2; 2011)

IMM203 (2;2011)

PMI291A (P)
MMI209 (NP)
PMI290 (NP)
PMI298 (P)

¶ Sign up for 12 units/quarter, including 299 research units (variable) and electives (4 – 8 units)
+ Some courses are taught every other year.
* P, participatory; NP, non-participatory seminars; Seminars are examples only, others can be taken to fulfill degree requirements.

EXAMPLE SCHEDULE ONLY:

 

Year 1

Class Code

Classes

Units

Other events

Fall

IMM201
IMM201L
IMM296
PMI291A
PMI298

Introductory Immunology (core course)
Adv. Imm. Lab Rotations (1+2) (core course)
Topics in Immunology (Non-participatory Seminar 1)
Seminar in Immunology (Participatory Seminar 1)
Immunology Breakfast Club (Participatory Seminar 2)

4
4
2
1
1

1.WOW Grad Studies
2.Introduction to GGI
3.Meet your Advisor
4.Welcome BBQ
5.Identify rotations

Winter

IMM202L IMM 293 PMI 285

Adv. Imm. Lab Rotations (2+3) (core course)
Current Concepts in Imm. (core course)
Cell Basis of Disease (Elective 1)

Journal Club

5
4
3

NA

1.Annual Retreat
2.Meet with your Advisor
3.Identify Major Professor

Spring

IMM292 IMM203 ___299 PMI298
PMI250

Innate Immunology (Selective 1)
Cancer Immunology (Elective 2)
Research Units
Immunology Breakfast Club (Participatory Seminar 3)
Ethics (Elective 3)

Journal Club

2
2
6
1
1

NA

1.Start work with identified Mentor
2.Meeting: Meet the Chair

Summer

 

Research
Seminars

 

1.Develop Study Plan
2.Meet with Advisor–clear Study 3.Plan/Identify outside area

Year 2

 

 

 

 

Fall

IMM294
PMI291A
MMI208
___299

 

Clinical Immunology (Selective 2)
Seminar in Immunology (Participatory Seminar 1) Seminar in Micro and Imm (Non-Participatry seminar 1)
Research Units


Journal Club

4
1
1
6

NA

1.Welcome BBQ

Winter

NUT251
RAL209 MMI200D
___299

Nutrition and Immunity (Selective 3)
Current Topics in Imm. (Selective 4)
Microbial Interactions (Elective 4 - Outside area)
Research Units

Journal Club

2
3
3
4

NA

1.Annual Retreat (prepare first poster)
2.Meet with Advisor – identify 3.potential QE committee members

Spring

IMM297
IMM295
PMI298

___299

Mucosal Immunology (Selective 5)
Cytokines (Selective 6)
Immunology Breakfast Club (Participatory Seminar) (QE prep)
Research Units

Journal Club


2
3
1

6

NA

1.Meeting: Meet the Chair

Summer

 

Qualifying Examination
Research

 

1.Qualifying Examination – Advance to Candidacy
2.Identify Dissertation Committee

Years 3 – 5

Variable

Research Units
Journal Club
Seminars

12/qtr

1.Experimental Work
2.Meet at least once per year with Dissertation Committee
3.Prepare poster for annual retreat