Educational Support Services

Core Topics in Biomedical Sciences (SOMI 220)

Eligibility and Cost:

The Core Topics in Biomedical Sciences (CTBS) course is available to all students accepted into the UCSD School of Medicine (SOM) or Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) by June 15; students from educationally diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply (e.g., students with majors outside of the biological sciences or who have been away from full-time study for a year or more). The CTBS course can ease the transition into the intense first-year SOM curriculum for these and any other students who wish to strengthen their background in the basic biomedical sciences (SSPPS students are encouraged to attend prior to their second-year).

Class size is limited. If more than 45 qualified students apply, preference will be given to students with majors outside of the biological sciences and to students who have not been enrolled in full-time study for a year or more.

Students admitted to the CTBS course are charged a nominal registration fee (less than $100). They are also responsible for their own housing, board, and other expenses. Assistance with finding housing arrangements is available.

For questions regarding CTBS course please contact Carrie Owen (858-534-1519; cnowen@ucsd.edu).

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