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Washington University in St. LouisDivision of Biology & Biomedical Sciences What Will You Discover?
Who is the Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences?• > 420 Faculty Mentors• > 620 Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. Students• 12 Interdepartmental Ph.D. Programs• More than 35 Years of experience in the administration of interdisciplinary programs.
Diverse Learning Environment Students come from wide and varied backgrounds46 States & 49 Countries ▪ Private & Public Undergraduate Schools Diverse races, talents and backgrounds
DBBS Students are an Integral Component of the Research Enterprise at Washington University
Benefits for DBBS Students • Yearly Stipend: $27,500 • Full Tuition: ~$40,000 • Travel Funds: $600 • Student Health Fee: $2,749 • Dental Plan • Disability Insurance $32 • Total > $70,000• Outstanding Research Environment: Priceless
Goals and Outcomes for DBBS StudentsGoals OutcomesProduce Outstanding Scientists 79% of matriculants graduate with Ph.D.Quality but efficient training--mean/ > 80% do Postdoctoral Training median TTD = 5.8 yrs (6.8 yrs nationally*) PhD Graduate Job Outcomes 1973-2004 *National Science Foundation web site
Why Study at Washington University?• Depth and Breadth of Research Opportunities• Participation in “Cutting Edge” of Research -Wash U has consistently been in the top 5 institutions in federal research $ -Ranked 4th in Academic Analytics “broad field rankings” - Faculty Scholarly Productivity 7th highest in the nation.• Economy of Living in St. Louis• Long History of Interdisciplinary Training• Spirit of Cooperation and Collaboration between Laboratories
General Information on STL• 18th Largest metropolitan area in the US. – St. Louis City Population: 350,000+ – St. Louis County Population: ~1 million – St. Louis Metro Area Population: ~2.8 million• St. Louis ranked No. 9 among large metro areas in the U.S. 2007 Best Cities for Relocating Families ranking by Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation.• St. Louis ranked as the 4th “Most Affordable Place to Live” by Forbes