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Didactic Training

Didactics are protected with a varied curriculum that includes collaborations with the maternal fetal medicine, urology, oncology, and endocrine teams. Dedicated time focuses on board-relevant material. Interactive chapter reviews alternate with formal lectures from the core faculty, discussions, journal clubs, and invited speakers.

The didactic courses that fulfill your fellowship requirements include:

  • Biostatistics and epidemiology. In this class, basic statistical terms and concepts are presented, with an emphasis on:
    • The conceptual framework for sampling, inference, and P values.
    • Mean, median, percentiles, range, standard deviation, proportions, and graphic displays of different data types.
    • Paired and unpaired t-testing.
    • Linear regression and their generalizations.
    • Sensitivity, specificity, prevalence, and positive and negative predictive values.
    • Sample size, power, and Type I and Type II errors.

Depending on your individual needs, additional training in statistical analysis is available.

  • Molecular genetics. During this course, genetic topics relevant to biomedical research are discussed, while emphasizing the molecular basis of disease.
  • Genome biology. The organization and function of the genome are explored in this class, along with the regulation of gene expression in mammalian systems. Topics examined include genome packaging, replication, and transcription as well as RNA processing, translation, and protein processing.
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