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Course and Program Requirements

Course Requirements:

  • Core Curriculum
    • Research Methodology or Research Design (2 courses)
    • Statistics (1 course )
    • Ethics (2 courses)
    • Grant Writing or Science Communication (2 courses)
    • Health Care Management/Policy Electives
  • Department courses
    • Currently scheduled educational conferences (morning review, conferences, grand rounds)
    • Supervised laboratory research
  • Independent Study – Mentored courses


Program Requirements:

  • Explicit and direct endorsement of a program director and chair for trainees from a specific program to be enrolled
  • Must be an “integral part” of an individual fellowship program
  • Minimum 30 credit hours
    • Maximum 10 credit hrs/semester (maximum allowed for university benefit)
    • Program to cover one-two academic years (minimum 3 semesters) with “in class” time limited to three semesters
    • Complete within five years from the date of matriculation into the program
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in all coursework. Some courses may be taken as pass/fail
  • Student submits a proposed course of study to Graduate Studies Committee for approval.
  • Student submits a paper, abstract, or poster for presentation at a state, regional or national meeting or submit a paper or abstract for publication.
  • Student presents their “submission” to the Graduate Studies Committee and his/her advisor prior to program completion
  • Student submits an abstract for presentation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Graduate and postgraduate Research Day (April)
  • Student submits an abstract for presentation at the Department of Surgery's Annual Research Conference (May)