Doctoral Student Support

It is mandatory that careful review of the source/s of financial support be completed. Source/s of stipend support beyond fellowship conclusion must be identified by the mentor at the time s/he accepts the responsibility of mentorship. Prospective mentors seeking to accept responsibility for doctoral students must have approval from the Dean of the School of Medicine, obtainable by his designees, the Vice Dean of Research and Graduate Programs for the School of Medicine, or the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs. Approval must be recorded using the designated "FORM FOR DOCTORAL STUDENT SUPPORT".

Doctoral Students in the School of Medicine are paid a minimum salary of $26,716. MD/PhD students are paid a minimum salary of $27,500. The minimum number of credits a GRA must take each semester is 8 (7.5 credits if in Candidacy status). The maximum number of credits they should take is 10 per semester. Contact Ms. Deanna Doña, Business Manager, with any questions. 

Discretionary Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs)

Each graduate unit is restricted to one (1) Discretionary Graduate Research Assistantships (DGRA) per academic year. The usage of the DGRAs is for either recruitment or for stipend support for a continuing student (i.e. they are not transferable). Support is limited to a one year commitment (i.e. they are not subject to roll-over).


Office of Biomedical Graduate Programs Policies and Procedures:


Graduate School Policies and Procedures:

The policies and procedures in this section pertain to all graduate students regardless of level. Graduate School policies set minimum standards, and in some cases, departments will enforce higher standards. Further information is available in the current version of the Graduate Bulletin.

Graduate School briefing book