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Cedars Sinai Graduate Program has applicants from a wide variety of undergraduate institutions and values a diverse student population. The Program encourages students from all ethnic backgrounds to apply. Our current ethnicity statistics for applicants are shown below:
The average time to degree is 4.8 years and the current retention rate is 87%. Students are closely mentored to ensure individual attention in the classroom as well as in each student's individual research laboratory.
The Graduate Program in Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine started its first class in the Fall of 2008 and has produced 7 graduates in 2013. Six students graduated in June, 2014 and the program anticipates another 6 students will graduate in June of 2015. The graduation rate is 81% in less than 5 years.
Our graduates have gone on to work as post-doctoral researchers and research associates, as well as have successfully entered medical school. Employers include Shiley Eye Center of University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Pathway Genomics (San Diego, CA), Weizman Institute (Rehovot, Israel), Capricor Therapuetics (Los Angeles, CA), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of Puerto Rico. For detailed employer information, please contact the Graduate Program Office.