Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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Core Competencies

The Core Competencies are as follows:

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