Welcome to our Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs! We are happy you are here.
We hope your time at Augusta University will be both enjoyable and fruitful - a graduate
experience like no other. While this will require dedication and hard work on your
part, we are committed to providing support and guidance to help you succeed.
Why did you choose our Biomedical Science PhD program at AU?
I chose the Biomedical Sciences PhD program at AU because of the research opportunities
as well the connection with the hospital, which promotes translational research. Additionally,
an important factor in my decision was the ability to choose among 9 different research
I chose Biomedical Science PhD Program at AU because of the various departments and
different research opportunities it has to offer. I feel that it will provide the
best opportunity for me to grow as a research scientist.
One of my reasons for choosing the Biomedical Sciences PhD program at AU, is the diversity
of the program. Students can choose to study in one of nine different degrees offered
by the program. This is an advantage because it opens opportunities to students, introduces
them to researchers from different areas of interest and teaches them to work in collaboration
I chose the Biomedical Sciences PhD program at Augusta University because of the many
opportunities for collaboration. I believe collaborations can have many productive
outcomes. Additionally, this program focuses on refining an individual’s approach
to the research process and developing them to be well-rounded members of the professional
What are your first impressions of the program so far?
The faculty and staff are helpful and have an open-door policy. They have been very
supportive as we settle in. The classes are also very exciting and elaborative.
I'm really excited about the classes, I've already had so many good discussions and
learned some great techniques. I keep having moments that prove I made the right choice
just from the great interactions with faculty and returning students
My first impressions of the program include the commitment to success and the overall
positive environment. Everyone I have met (in my cohort, grad students in years above
me, and faculty) are so passionate about their work and excited for new faces to join
I feel that the program is flexible to the desires of the students. There are many
ways students can continue their journeys in this program… They get to try working
in different areas of research then they would choose the path they enjoy the most
and feel comfortable with.
What are your goals for your first year in the program?
My goals for the first year are to make lasting connections with faculty and their
research along with building strong connections with my classmates! There are a couple
of laboratory techniques I would like to have more practice with in my first year
so I can't wait to get in the lab!
My goals for the first year to take it one day at a time, study hard but enjoy the
program. I am excited for rotations, and to narrow down my search for a lab that fits
One of my main goals for this first year is to identify a potential PI and lab environment
to start my research project. Another important goal is forming a network among my
peers to collectively succeed in the PhD program.
My goals for the first year in the program are to succeed in my classes and begin
to form my thesis question. I look forward to the opportunities awaiting me throughout