University of Washington

Graduate Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate Program in Molecular Medicine is open to PhD students in the Departments of Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Genome Sciences, Immunology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics, and in the interdisciplinary Molecular and Cellular Biology Program.

The Certificate Program provides training that integrates fundamental principles of biology with human health and disease; that provides exposure to the concepts and practice of medicine through participation in a clinical rotation in human genetics or a medical pathology course; and that emphasizes the importance of and opportunities for translational research by dual mentorship of trainees by a basic scientist and a clinical/translational mentor.  Students in this Program must fulfill requirements of the home department or interdisciplinary program, meeting the standards of that department or program, and also fulfill specific requirements of the Molecular Medicine Certificate Program.

The Molecular Medicine Training Program combines coursework, participation in clinics, and dual mentorship by a basic scientist and a clinically- trained or clinically-oriented research mentor.  It was developed by a highly interdisciplinary group of faculty representing basic science departments and clinical departments from across the University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Engineering.

Molecular Medicine Certificate Training was approved by the UW Board of Regents in November, 2005.  Certificate Training is open to eligible students who entered in Fall, 2003 and thereafter.

Program Advising

If you have questions or would like advice about this program, please contact the Director, Nancy Maizels.

Clinical Mentors
Some of the faculty who may serve as Clinical Mentors are identified below.  Many other faculty are interested in serving as Clinical Mentors, and MMTP students who wish help in identifying possible mentors are encouraged to contact MMTP Co-Director, Dr. W. Conrad Liles

Certificate Program