Graduate students entering the Program in Biomedical Science (PIBS) at the University of Michigan are offered flexibility in the choice of any of the participating Ph.D. programs, while retaining the small, focused environment of each of the individual training programs. Entering students can immediately begin training in any of thirteen participating programs, or take a course of study compatible with several programs. In the meantime, students engage in research rotations in two to four laboratories of their choice out of over 280 graduate research mentors available in the thirteen programs. PIBS has been set up so that students are not required to make final decisions until the end of their first year on which research laboratory or training program they will enter.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission