When am I expected to begin my work/research?

  • Students are expected to begin research as soon as their work plan and schedule are approved by Dr. Downey and your mentor.

If there is a background check and drug test required, am I expected to pay for it?

  • All costs associated with any/all of the above Hospital/clinic/Department requirements will be paid for by the mentors Department or your mentor’s Administrator will notify you, that you, the student are responsible for the above costs before registering for Bio 265.

Can I enroll in Bio 265 in the summer?

  • Bio 265 is not usually offered during the summer however, it may be possible for a student to receive credit during the fall semester for clinical work conducted over the summer — provided that the summer work meets the criteria for a Bio 265 experience, and provided that the student does not receive a stipend or salary for their summer work. Work should begin no later than June 1st. See the Bio 265 hrs/week/unit table above for summer schedule types(Summer credit will become part of 21 allowed credit and the student is responsible for paying WU if he/she exceeds 21 credits in the Fall).

If you have other questions that you feel should be part of the FAQ section please email them to Mr. Clark at pclark@wustl.edu.

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