New PhD students from around the world have arrived on campus, joining the Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences (DGP), Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN), Clinical Psychology PhD Program, Medical Scientist Training Program and the Health Sciences Integrated PhD (HSIP) program.
This year, DGP welcomes 28 new PhD students from as far away as Singapore and as close as the Midwest. DGP students complete courses and lab rotations during their first year, which allows them to explore various types of research before selecting a dissertation lab and project.
NUIN has 14 incoming students who will rotate in at least three different laboratories and complete coursework before committing to a single lab to conduct thesis research.
MSTP welcomes 15 new students who will earn both their MD and PhD degree at Northwestern. They will complete two years of medical school before starting their PhD and will then return to medical school to complete their Doctor of Medicine degree. This year’s entering class includes students coming from competitive universities such as Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University and Cornell University.
Eight new students are joining the Clinical Psychology PhD Program, coming from the East and West Coasts and as close as Minnesota. They will spend six years at Feinberg for training in the clinical practice and science of psychology, along with specific training needed for careers as clinical psychologists conducting research and/or clinical work in academic medical centers or other healthcare settings.
Four HSIP students make up the program’s seventh entering class. Unique to Northwestern, HSIP trains students in processes and methodologies in clinical and population sciences through the Institute for Public Health and Medicine. This year’s students come from the New Jersey, California, China and Nigeria.
Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences
Ram Prosad Chakabarty
Jen Ai Quan
Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Medical Scientist Training Program
Clinical Psychology PhD Program
Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program