Competencies

As a graduate student at MCW, you may expect to learn the following throughout your educational experience:

  • Biomedical knowledge and/or knowledge within your program area
  • Research skills – lab and project planning skills, the ability to read and understand published research
  • Critical and creative thinking – the ability to judge the soundness of information and results and use valid information to reach new insights within your field of study
  • Interpersonal and communication skills – class discussions, question and answer sessions, formulating and writing essays or other assignments, working in groups
  • Professionalism – respect in interacting with others, completing assignments on time, punctuality, professional behavior
  • Lifelong learning and improvement – learning skills development, commitment to continued independent learning
  • Interdisciplinary commitment – motivation and the skills to pursue a career involving multiple disciplines