Physiology PhD Program Survey
I did have to make a few
interpretations to consolidate things as simply as possible.
22% only have integrated grad programs ONLY
27% have both Dept based and Integrated
45% have Dept Based ONLY
53% have Traditional Med Systems course
26% have a more integrated course
17% have "other," e.g., PBL
~2/3 have a separate Physiology Course for Grad
Students (vs. taking a variant of the Med course), and this was true for both
"Physiology" and "Integrated" programs.
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FYI, I am attaching a copy of
the survey with results listed right on it below.
Thanks for your responsiveness.
Physiology Ph.D. Program
1. Do you have Ph.D. program that is:
Physiology Dept. based/centered (+/- some outside members)
17 B. Integrated among
Dept only (e.g. one big Biomed Grad Prog)
21 C. Both of the above
5 D. Doesn’t fit in
above categories Comment:
2. Roughly (just for scale), how many new Ph.D.
students per year join the
Physiol Prog: #= 4.7
Integrated Prog (total): #=
3. For Medical Students do you have a:
42 A. “traditional” type
of Physiology Systems course
20 B. A bigger, more
integrated course (including some Histol, Biochem etc.)
13 C. Other format;
Comment: Typically PBL
4. Regarding Ph.D. student exposure to classical systems
physiology, do your PhD students take
17 6 A. A version
of a Medical Student Physiology Course (3A or B, with minor
33 10 B. A separate
System-ish Physiology course for Grad students only (Units
4 5 C. No Systems-like
D. A more superficial “Physiol” exposure as part of a common Grad
E. Doesn’t fit in above categories
5. How long does formal coursework dominate your Ph.D.
students’ time (i.e.>two 3-unit courses)
(Again a rough estimate is fine, please translate est. into ~semesters
please-fractions are OK)
# of semesters 3.0