Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Curriculum: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology


Please note that the following is a sample curriculum plan. Current students must discuss their plan with their program coordinator to make adjustments as needed.


Year One: Fall Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PIBS 701 Introduction to Biomedical Sciences 5 credits
PIBS 702 Scientific Reasoning 3 credits
PIBS 731 Laboratory Research 1 credit per rotation
PIBS 700 Journal Club 1 credit
PIBS 780 Research Ethics 1 credit
PIBS 782 Professional Development: Skills for Success I 1 credit

Year One: Spring Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PIBS 705 Biostatistics for Biosciences 3 credits
PIBS 731 Laboratory Research 1 credit per rotation
PIBS 700 Journal Club 1 credit
PIBS 783 Professional Development: Skills for Success II 1 credit
MCP 704 Mechanisms of Drug Action 3 credits
MCP 743 Introductory Python Programming for Bioscientists 3 credits
MCP 752 Fundamental Principles and Pharmacological Approaches in Signal Transduction 3 credits
MCP 753 Computational Pharmacology and Fundamentals of Drug Design 3 credits

Year One: Summer Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
PIBS 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1 credit

Year Two: Fall Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
MCP 701 Seminar 2 credits
MCP 732 Cardiovascular Pharmacology
(offered alternating years, select one)
3 credits
MCP 768 Neuropharmacology
(offered alternating years, select one)
3 credits
MCP 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Year Two: Spring Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
MCP 701 Seminar 2 credits
MCP 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Year Two: Summer Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
MCP 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Year Three: Fall Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
MCP 701 Seminar 2 credits
MCP 732 Cardiovascular Pharmacology
(offered alternating years, select one)
3 credits
MCP 768 Neuropharmacology
(offered alternating years, select one)
3 credits
MCP 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Year Three: Spring Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
MCP 701 Seminar 2 credits
MCP 840 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Year Three: Summer Semester

CourseDescriptionCredits
MCP 840 Doctoral Dissertation 1-12 credit(s)

Years Four-Five

During the last two years, students are advised into a combination of the following courses with variable credits that complete their degree requirements:

  • MCP Elective(s)
  • MCP 840 - Research in Residence (post-qualifying exam, pre-defense)
  • MCP 850 - Doctoral Dissertation (register in defense semester)