New PhD students from around the world have arrived on the Chicago campus to join the Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences (DGP), Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) program, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Clinical Psychology PhD Program and Health Sciences Integrated PhD Program (HSIP).
DGP welcomes 32 new PhD students. Two of those students are PhD/MPH dual-degree earners. This group includes individuals with undergraduate degrees from Midwest schools and schools as far away as China and Bangladesh. These students will complete courses and lab rotations during their first year, which allow them to explore several areas of research before selecting a dissertation lab and project.
The new NUIN students hail from across the United States as well as from India, Taiwan and Japan. The entering class size is 22.
MSTP welcomes 15 new students who will earn both a MD and PhD degree at Northwestern. They will complete two years of medical school before starting their doctoral program in a lab. Once they earn their PhD, they will return to medical school to complete their Doctor of Medicine degree. This year’s entering class has earned undergraduate degrees from institutions that include Yale University, University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern.
Nine new students are beginning the Clinical Psychology PhD program. 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. Students in this year’s class come from schools across the nation.
Finally, five new students joined HSIP. Founded in 2012 and unique to Northwestern, HSIP trains students in processes and methodologies in clinical and population sciences through the Institute for Public Health and Medicine.