Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2006

INTEGRATED BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in the biomedical sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine are admitted through the Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBS) Curriculum. This first-year core curriculum provides broad-based exposure to fundamental concepts in the biomedical sciences, development of interdisciplinary approaches essential to innovative research, and flexibility in choosing a research emphasis among 175 faculty in six departments.

On completion of the IBS Curriculum, students select their doctoral degree program based on research interests and mentoring relationships in one of six departments:

Please refer to these departments for information about their Ph.D. programs.

Admission Requirements

Successful students in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Curriculum have typically completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, engineering, mathematics, neurosciences, physics, pharmacy or psychology. Undergraduate course work in organic chemistry, physical chemistry, calculus, physics, and the biological sciences is highly recommended.

Admission to IBS is based upon academic background, GPA, professional recommendations, performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and prior research experience. Personal interviews are strongly encouraged. Students must meet the admissions requirements set by the Graduate School , including a bachelor's degree from a fully accredited institution of higher learning.

Students seeking to apply to IBS must submit applications both through the online IBS application process at <www.mc.uky.edu/ibs/admissions/> and through the Graduate School online admissions process at <www.rgs.uky.edu/gs/>.

Inquiries regarding admission should be directed to:

Dr. Jane Serumgard Harrison, Director
Integrated Biomedical Sciences Curriculum
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
800 Rose Street, Room MN150
Lexington, KY 40536-0298
1-866-239-0004 (toll free)
E-mail: ibs@lsv.uky.edu
www.mc.uky.edu/ibs

*Integrated Biomedical Sciences is not a degree program.

GRADUATE COURSES

IBS 601 BIOMOLECULES AND METABOLISM (SAME AS BCH 607) (3)

IBS 602 BIOMOLECULES AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (SAME AS BCH 608) (3)

IBS 603 CELL BIOLOGY (3)

IBS 604 CELL SIGNALING (3)

IBS 605 EXPERIMENTAL GENETICS (SAME AS MI 604) (2)

IBS 606 INTEGRATED BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (4)

IBS 607 SEMINAR IN INTEGRATED BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (0)

IBS 609 RESEARCH IN INTEGRATED BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (1)

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