Ethics Courses

Students in the CMP program are required to take an ethics course and receive instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), as stated below by the NIH:

"The NIH requires that all undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows receiving support through any NIH training, career development award, research education grant, or dissertation research grant must receive instruction in RCR. At least eight hours of face-to-face instruction is required; online education alone is insufficient. Instruction must be undertaken at least once during each career stage, and no less than once every four years.” 


The following list of courses fulfill this requirement:
  • Oncology 675, Appropriate Conduct of Science; 1 credit (Spring semester)
  • Surgical Science 812, Research Ethics and Career Development; 2 credits (Fall semester)
  • Chemistry 901, Advanced Seminar: Responsible Conduct of Research. 1 credit.
  • Medical History & Bioethics: Research Ethics. 1 credit (Spring semester)

More information about ethics requirements can be found on the Graduate School’s website