University of California, Riverside

School of Medicine



Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences


Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences

Unique integration of systems and disease based medical curriculum with experimental applications to biomedical research problems.

The mission of the Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences is to train independent research scientists to enable them to bridge the wide gulfs that currently exist between basic science research and clinical medicine.

Graduate students acquire a broad understanding of human disease, therapeutics and design of predictive experimental model systems through an innovative and rigorous program that integrates medical curriculum with mentored research and critical analysis of research-based modeling of human pathophysiology.

  • First-year instruction in the molecular mechanisms of disease, biostatistics, epidemiology, therapeutics, clinical connections, and research problem solving through lectures and discovery in small-group problem-based learning sessions and independent study.
  • An emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Modern biomedical research techniques & instrumentation.
  • Weekly casual student/faculty work-in-progress seminars followed by pizza lunch.
  • Weekly seminars featuring eminent researchers on topics focusing on experimental modeling of the pathophysiology of human disease.
  • Please find here additional information about the application process.

Degrees Awarded by Program

The program offers training leading to a Ph.D. degree to students holding a BS/BA or M.D. degree or to students currently in the midst of an M.D. program.

A combined M.D./Ph.D. degree program is available, but applicants must meet all requirements and application deadlines for the UCR School of Medicine.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

School Information

School of Medicine
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Admissions Inquiries: (951) 827-7353
General Inquiries: (951) 827-4568
Fax: (951) 827-7688
E-mail: medschool@ucr.edu

Related Links

Footer