Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Academic Calendar

PhD in Biomedical Sciences

The following academic calendar applies to all students enrolled in the PhD in Biomedical Sciences. Please note that our calendar is slightly modified from the Coral Gables academic calendar. Medical, Public Health and Physical Therapy students should refer to their programs for applicable dates and deadlines.

The official university academic calendars are maintained by the Office of the Registrar.

This calendar is accurate as of August 2016 and is subject to change.

Fall 2016/2017


DateDayEvent
July 18 to August 12 Summer Four Week Summer Lab Rotation (optional for domestic students)
August 15 Monday New Student Orientation
August 16 Tuesday Lab Safety Training
August 16 Tuesday PIBS Mentoring Group Meeting I
August 16 Tuesday PIBS 701 / 702 Orientation
August 17 Wednesday PIBS 782: Professional Development – Skills for Success I
August 18 Thursday Open House: Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
August 18 Thursday Introductory PubMed Literature Searches & Advanced Literature Searching and Management
August 19 Friday Open House: Neuroscience
August 19 Friday International Student Orientation
August 22 Monday PIBS 780: Research Ethics (Dr. Goodman)
August 23 Tuesday Open House: Physiology & Biophysics
August 23 Tuesday Open House: Cancer Biology
August 24 Wednesday Open House: Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology
August 24 Wednesday Open House: Human Genetics and Genomics
August 25 Thursday Open House: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
August 25 Thursday Rotation Symposium I (Summer)
August 26 Friday Open House: Microbiology and Immunology
August 29 Monday PIBS 701: Boot Camp
1st Rotation Authorization Request Form Due
August 30 Tuesday PIBS 701: Boot Camp
August 31 Wednesday PIBS 701: Boot Camp
September 1 Thursday PIBS 701: Boot Camp
September 5 Monday Labor Day (No Classes)
September 6 Tuesday Courses start regular schedule
Lab Rotation Begins
September 7 Wednesday Last Day to Drop from a Course
September 16 Friday PIBS Mentoring Group Meeting II
September 26 Monday PIBS 701: Exam I
October 7 Friday PIBS Mentoring Group Meeting III
October 10 Monday PIBS 701: Exam II
October 24 Monday PIBS 701: Exam III
2nd Rotation Authorization Request Form Due
Last Day to Drop a Course (Grade of W)
October 28 Friday PIBS Mentoring Group Meeting IV
1st Rotation Ends
October 31 Monday 1st Rotation Symposium
November 1 Tuesday 2nd Rotation Begins
Journal Club / Seminar Entry Deadline (five total)
November 7 Monday Spring Registration Begins
November 11 Friday Advising Session for Spring Courses
November 14 Monday PIBS 701: Exam IV
November 18 Friday PIBS Mentoring Group Meeting V
November 23 Wed No PIBS 701 Lecture, Students need to work in lab or take personal leave with permission of lab mentor.
November 24 Thursday Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes)
November 25 Friday Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes)
December 9 Friday PIBS 701: Final Exam
December 16 Friday 2nd Rotation Ends
December 16 Friday 3rd Rotation Authorization Request Form Due
Journal Club / Seminar Entry Deadline (ten total)
December 16 Friday 2nd Rotation Symposium
December 19 Monday Winter Holiday runs through January 3rd
December 21 Wednesday Final Grades Available to Students in Canelink

Spring 2016/2017

DateDayEvent
January 2 Monday 3rd Rotation Begins
January 12 & 13 Thursday & Friday PIBS 783: Professional Development – Skills for Success II
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No Classes)
January 17 Tuesday Classes Begin (Full Semester and Session A)
Late Registration Fees in Effect
January 25 Wednesday Last Day to Add a Course
February 1 Wednesday Last Day to Drop a Course
February 3 Friday PIBS Mentoring Group Meeting VI
February 17 Friday 4th Rotation Authorization Request Form Due (optional)
February 24 Friday 3rd Rotation Ends
February 27 Monday 3rd Rotation Symposium
4th Rotation Begins (optional)
March 3 Friday Journal Club / Seminar Entry Deadline (fifteen total)
March 17 Friday PIBS Mentoring Group Meeting VII Postdoctoral Professional Development Panel
April 7 Friday PIBS Mentoring Group Meeting VIII
April 21 Friday 4th Rotation Ends
May 5 Friday Journal Club / Seminar Entry Deadline (twenty total)
May 17 Wednesday Final Grades Available to Students in Canelink