Selection of a Mentor- Selection of a “permanent” laboratory or research mentor is one of the biggest decisions students will make in their PhD training.  This decision should be made only after careful consideration and discussions with the prospective mentor.  Students should select a mentor with whom they will perform their PhD research prior to the end of the spring semester of their first year.  Upon selecting a mentor, the student will join the mentor’s department and follow the guidelines of that department’s PhD program.  Please complete the Mentor Selection form found here. Following selection of a mentor.  This form should be signed by the student, mentor and department chair prior to delivery to the Biomedical Science Graduate Office.