We expect all students to have accomplished research rotations within both the Population-based Sciences and the Laboratory-based Sciences before they join the M2M Program. If they have not done so, they should add an additional rotation to accomplish this goal within the first year of their involvement in M2M.
A typical rotation comprises at least 15 hours/week of research under faculty supervision.
The goal is for the student to gain experience in a real research setting for both aspects of M2M: population sciences and lab sciences. It is also an opportunity to develop a relationship with a faculty member and explore and develop dissertation research ideas. As the student works toward developing or pursuing their dissertation research, it is important that the dissertation committee includes faculty members in both arenas.