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Admissions for PhD Biomedical Sciences

On Campus Interview

What happens if I am invited to visit the program?

  • A group of students arrive on a Thursday evening for a dinner with existing students.
  • On Friday morning, the Directors welcome them and give an overview of the day's activities and the program.
  • Candidates interview with individual faculty members in the morning and then meet current students throughout the day and at lunch.
  • In the afternoon, there is an Areas of Research Emphasis Fair where faculty members explain research opportunities available and answer questions.
  • Students meet with a faculty member in their area of research emphasis and tour various facilities of interest on campus.
  • Friday night there is a social event with dinner at which time applicants meet with current students, other applicants, and faculty in an informal setting.
  • Saturday morning is spent visiting research facilities and laboratories at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where a number of our faculty are located.
  • The Graduate Studies Committee meets the following week to make the decision to accept or reject the applicant, or to defer the decision until a later time.