All BIDS-TP predoctoral trainees will be required to take and satisfactorily (min grade B-) complete these 4 core courses totaling 12-credit hours as well as two 3-credit elective courses, see below. Collectively, these 18 credits will provide trainees with a blend of fundamental mathematical and statistical knowledge, biomedical and health applications, and data science techniques needed to work at the interface of bioinformatics, health analytics, and translational sciences.

All required and elective courses are offered every year, most by BIDS-TP faculty instructors. Tutoring for core and elective courses, by graduate teaching assistants, will be available to all trainees. Students that may need remediation courses (e.g., linear algebra, bioinformatics) will be encouraged to undertake appropriate Summer boot-camps, short courses, or prerequisite classes. Based on prior coursework, core courses may be waived by the Executive Committee (EC). For example, some mathematics trainees may waive math foundation classes or biostatistics classes, whereas biostatistics students may waive some statistics courses. All trainees will discuss with their advisors the most appropriate individual curriculum plans, given their specific backgrounds and scholarly interests.

In addition to regular coursework, all trainees will be encouraged to attend MIDAS and DCMB Short Courses, weekly seminars, summer schools, and annual symposia, which will be electronically announced to all trainees and participating faculty via emails and the BIDS-TP website.

Some examples of standing ongoing BIDS-related events include (but not limited to):

Competency-based curriculum