The program director is responsible for providing guidance in selecting and scheduling initial course work and facilitating selection of a first year research project mentor. CMP faculty are responsible for general oversight of the trainee’s program, as well as for communicating with the trainee expectations for and progress of their program.

Following the first year of the training program, trainees, in conjunction with the faculty, develop a plan to tailor their training specific to their career goals and interests.

In addition, each trainee selects a research mentor who supervises research training. A broad range of research opportunities are available.