The Graduate Program in Molecular and Integrative Physiology (MIP) is one of 13 graduate programs affiliated with the Program of Biomedical Sciences (PIBS) at the University of Michigan. During their first year of doctoral studies, students are under the umbrella of PIBS; students take courses and participate in research rotations with at least two different faculty members. At the end of the first year, students select a mentor and a program for continued pursuit of their degrees. Students typically begin to formulate their thesis project as this time. In their second year, students continue to take courses and perform research under the direction of their mentor. At the end of the second year, students take their preliminary examination. Upon completion of the preliminary examination, students work full-time on completing their thesis project under the direction of their mentor.
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