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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

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job opportunities with graduate degrees

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
website of interest for students interested in a science career

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
why choose ouhsc

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?
ouhsc graduate programs

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
the ouhsc graduate college student data

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
programs offered www ouhsc edu graduate graduate programs htm

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
programs cont d

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
programs cont d9

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
tuition tuition waivers

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
funding opportunities

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 assistantships

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
undergraduate research experience

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
new volunteer and credit procedure for biomedical science undergrads

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
timeline freshman sophomore year

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!
timeline junior 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
timeline senior 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
where to quickly locate information

Counselors:

    • www.ouhsc.edu/graduate/ ~ Prospective Students~ Counselors
Where to Quickly Locate Information
new this year

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!
important contacts

Jane Bowers, PhD, Assistant Dean: [email protected]

  • Karolyn Ruffin, BS, Special Programs Coordinator:

[email protected]

  • Melissa Pinkston, GPiBS Coordinator : [email protected]
  • Cheryl Walk, Summer Undergraduate Programs Coordinator: [email protected]
  • Departmental information found on Graduate College website at http://www.ouhsc.edu/graduate/Graduate_Programs.htm
Important Contacts
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