2010 Counselor’s Workshop Important Information To Provide Prospective Students About the OUHSC Graduate College
Graduates make significant contributions as: • Academic institutions in research and administration • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies • Hospital leaders • Government agencies at federal, state, and local levels • Specialized clinicians • Consulting firms • Philanthropic and non-profit organizations Job Opportunities with Graduate Degrees
Sponsored by the GREAT Group of the American Association of Medical Colleges • Career paths for PhD Graduates in the biomedical sciences www.aamc.org/students/considering/research/start.htm Website of Interest for Students Interested in a Science Career
Outstanding research on campus • www.oumedicine.com/body.cfm?id=4406 • FY 2009: $140 million in external funding to OUHSC • Now in the 4th year of strategic plan that focuses on Cancer, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, and Vision/Neuroscience • Students can have mentors at OMRF • Expand Clinical and Translational (CTS)Research • Goal to improve health by bridging bench and clinical research Why Choose OUHSC?
All programs are acceptance based • MS Thesis/Comprehensive • Exam track program dependent • Graduate College offers MS & PhD degrees in 35 programs housed in all six professional colleges on campus • Pharm Sciences MS and PhD: OU Tulsa • Nursing MS: OU Tulsa and other selected • sites across the state and country OUHSC Graduate Programs
563 students enrolled in fall 2010; 562 graduate faculty members • Involved in research projects totaling over $31 million in extramural grants • Contributing authors on 75 peer-reviewed papers • Presented over 100 presentations at national and international scientific meetings • Student travel awards through GREAT Symposium awarded $22,000 in travel monies in 2010 The OUHSC Graduate CollegeStudent Data
Allied Health Sciences • Medical Dosimetry: MS • Allied Health Sciences: MS/PhD • Nutritional Sciences: MS • Communication Sciences and Disorders: MS/PhD • Medicine – Biomedical Sciences • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: MS/PhD • Cell Biology: PhD • Microbiology: PhD • Neuroscience: MS/PhD • Pathology: PhD • Physiology: MS/PhD Programs Offeredwww.ouhsc.edu/graduate/Graduate_Programs.htm
Medicine • Combined MD/PhD • Radiological Sciences: MS/PhD • Genetic Counseling: MS • Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (GPiBS) • 1-yr interdisciplinary program • Non-degree granting leading to PhD • Dentistry • Orthodontics: MS • Periodontics: MS • Graduate College Interdisciplinary • Clinical and Translational Science: MS Programs, cont’d
Nursing • PhD • Nurse Administration/Management: MS • Nurse Educator: MS • Clinical Nurse Specialist: MS • Nurse Practitioner: MS • Post-Master’s Certificate • Pharmacy • Pharmaceutical Sciences MS, PharmD/MS, PhD • Public Health • Biostatistics and Epidemiology MS/PhD • Health Promotion Sciences MS/PhD • Occupational and Environmental Health MS/PhD Programs, cont’d
Set yearly by State Regents • Graduate student tuition: $162.20/hour plus university fees • Graduate Out-of State tuition: $428.10/hour plus university fees • All departments are granted tuition waiver monies Tuition & Tuition Waivers
Listing of funding sources www.ouhsc.edu/graduate/Ext_Fellowships_Funding.htm • Financial Aid lists scholarship opportunities • http://www.ouhsc.edu/sfs/ • Matching of an independent fellowship by the Graduate College www.ouhsc.edu/graduate/PDF/Student_Matching_2000.pdf • Graduate Assistantships Funding Opportunities
Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) • Fall 2010: N=220 • Primary responsibility is the research effort on campus – minimal Graduate Teaching Assistants • GRAs eligible for non-resident tuition waivers • Must work 10-20 hours/week • Work related to program of study • Enrollment Required: 6 hrs/ 6 hrs /3hrs • Receive stipend of $6,000-$22,000/year • Program dependent • Appointment as GA outside program of study as long as appointment applies to program of study Graduate Assistantships
Extremely important for biomedical science programs! • Cell Biology • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology • Microbiology and Immunology • Physiology • Pathology • Neuroscience • Research interests of OUHSC biomedical science faculty found online at www.oumedicine.com/body.cfm?id=4406 Undergraduate Research Experience
OU Norman students may volunteer or enroll for hours credit intercampus through Norman campus • Students from external institutions may volunteer or enroll for credit if approved by their institution. • BMSC 4990 – Maximum 6 hours • Process outline at www.ouhsc.edu/graduate/ ~ Policies and Procedures ~ Volunteers • Participate in Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (SURP) New Volunteer and Credit Procedure for Biomedical Science Undergrads
Freshman/Sophomore Year • Must have 3.0 to be accepted in full standing to OUHSC Graduate School • Admission on probation (2.75-2.99 GPA) with departmental approval • Some departments do not allow admission on probation • Stress the Importance of Undergraduate Research Participation • Best sophomore or junior year! Timeline FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE YEAR!
Encourage participation in OUHSC Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (SURP) • SURE • InBre • NARCH • Take GRE in summer between junior and senior year • Expected score varies between departments • Specific information located on Graduate College website at http://www.ouhsc.edu/graduate/ ~Prospective Students~ Student or Counselors~ Graduate Programs~ Graduate Program Requirements Timeline – JUNIOR YEAR
Application deadlines vary by department • December is latest for most programs! • Found online http://www.ouhsc.edu/graduate/ ~ Prospective Students ~ Graduate Programs ~ Graduate Program Requirements • Recommendation Letters • Science/Math Instructors • Research Mentors • Goals/Purpose Statement • Extremely important to be clear and thorough Timeline- Senior Year
Counselors: • www.ouhsc.edu/graduate/ ~ Prospective Students~ Counselors Where to Quickly Locate Information
Videos describing programs by many departments • Located under Prospective Students~Students and Counselors~ Graduate Programs • www.ouhsc.edu/graduate/Graduate_Programs.htm New This Year!
Jane Bowers, PhD, Assistant Dean: firstname.lastname@example.org • Karolyn Ruffin, BS, Special Programs Coordinator: email@example.com • Melissa Pinkston, GPiBS Coordinator : Melissa-Pinkston@ouhsc.edu • Cheryl Walk, Summer Undergraduate Programs Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org • Departmental information found on Graduate College website at http://www.ouhsc.edu/graduate/Graduate_Programs.htm Important Contacts