Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences’ processes and outcomes are aimed at learning that supports students’ development as innovative scientists. The information in this website is intended to help prospective students and others evaluate the Program’s educational goals and the student outcomes of the education we provide. We encourage prospective students to use this information to seek the right environment to pursue their educational and scientific goals.
Graduate Program Mission and Vision
|Our Course Learning Outcomes are incorporated into all courses and tutorials. Students are asked to assess their mastery of the course learning outcomes through the course evaluation system.
Evidence of Student LearningEvidence of achievement of student learning outcomes is collected in every course through the use of assignments. The assignment for a particular course is designed to measure student learning for one or more of the Program Learning Outcomes associated with the course. Examples of assignments include research papers, presentations, quizzes and exams. Student scores on the assignments are collected and reviewed to determine how well students are achieving the Program Learning Outcomes.
Student Survey ResultsWe frequently survey students to gain a better understanding of the degree to which specific learning and teaching objectives are being met. The results provide insight into strengths and challenges and allow us to enhance out educational process.
Retention and Graduation DataRetention rates measure the percentage of first time entering students who are seeking a graduate degree who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall. Graduation rate tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time Ph.D. seeking students to see if they complete a degree within 150% of 'normal time' for completing the program.
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|GSBS’s Institutional Research (IR) Office is responsible for Program-wide activities and initiatives based on the collection and reporting of Program data both in response to requests from internal departments and external organizations and to enhance institutional effectiveness.
Manager, Graduate Program Administration
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
10901 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel: (858)646-3100 ex.5101
Email Mary Bradley
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