Research experiences in other laboratories are encouraged and facilitated by the Director where possible, but are not a program requirement. The student, advisor, and Diagnostic Committee may agree on a structured research apprenticeship (previously called a "rotation") outside of the advisor's laboratory as an integral part of the student's professional development. Apprenticeships may be required of students supported on training grants initiated by subsets of the Neuroscience Faculty.
A research apprenticeship constitutes a period in the laboratory of a Neuroscience Program faculty member or other faculty member in an appropriate on-campus or off-campus location. The student pursues a research and/or training objective previously agreed to by the student, the apprenticeship advisor (usually the head of the laboratory) and the student’s Diagnostic or Thesis Committee.
Last Revised May, 2007