Mechanisms of Disease & Translational Science Track (MoDTS) – Applying to MoDTS

MoDTS welcomes applications from anyone who is applying to the Division of Basic Science (DBS) in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. MoDTS is committed to increasing diversity in the translational science workforce. Students from historically underrepresented ethnic groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

On the application to the DBS, please indicate your wish to be considered for acceptance into MoDTS by answering yes to the question “Are you applying to MoDTS?” and uploading a MoDTS-specific essay in the tab labeled “MoDTS Essay.” This essay constitutes your application to the MoDTS track. Instructions for the essay are included in the tab in the application.

Acceptance into the track will be based on multiple criteria, particularly the student’s passion for medically oriented translational research. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the MoDTS track on or around March 27, 2018. Up to eight new students may enter the MoDTS track each year. If MoDTS is oversubscribed, applicants may be placed on a waiting list. First-year graduate students who did not initially apply to MoDTS may also be offered spots on a space-available basis. However, due to the limited number of MoDTS slots, we encourage applicants to seek admission into MoDTS while applying to the DBS.