Department of Molecular Medicine

Student Information


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Student Services

This site will provide you access to course schedules, program viewbooks,and the on-line application form.

Student Stipends

Effective in the Fall 2011 semester, all Molecular Medicine students will be appointed as graduate research assistants. Molecular Medicine students will receive a stipend of $26,000 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Resident tuition, fees and basic student health insurance will be paid on their behalf. This plan will also apply to current doctoral students in the Molecular Medicine graduate program.

Health Insurance

All students are required to have health insurance. In addition, all incoming students are required to show proof of health insurance coverage before registering. New students are offered United Student Health Insurance for Medical Coverage through the Office of Student Services. This coverage does not include a dental or vision plan. Students may purchase health insurance through their own carrier. Students who have their own insurance must submit proof of coverage to the Registrar's Office each semester by completing the Health Insurance Coverage Information and Student Health Insurance Acknowledgement and Disclaimer form and returning it to the Registrar's Office, along with a copy of their health insurance card, before the first day of classes. Additional information on health insurance may be assessed at


Convenient and affordable housing in the Medical Center Area is available within a 15-minute walk of the research facilities at the South Texas Research Facility (STRF). Detailed information on floor plans and monthly rates can be found on the website of apartment complexes located near Medical Center area.

Contact Information

To obtain additional information on the Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine, please see Molecular Medicine Website inside University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Website or please send an email message to the academic coordinator at:

Chair, Committee on Graduate Studies
Student Advisor on Graduate Studies
Victor Jin,Ph.D.

2014 Molecular Medicine Class


Dear New/Incoming Molecular Medicine Students,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine. Below is important information regarding the admissions process. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by Email ( or telephone (210-567-7250).

Warmest regards,

Debra Siller
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Molecular Medicine

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♦ Student Immunization Record
The UTHSCSA Immunization Record must be completed by your physician or health care provider and submitted by July 20, 2014 to the address on the form before registration can be completed. New/incoming Molecular Medicine students may also send their completed UTHSCSA Immunization Record by Email ( or fax (210-567-7269) for submission to the Student Health Center on their behalf. Students are asked to bring the original document with them to orientation. For additional information on required immunizations, please visit the Student Health Center: Immunization Requirements website at

♦ New Employee Forms
To begin your matriculation to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), there are several new employee and student forms that must be completed. Several of the New Employee Forms can be completed and Emailed ( or faxed (210-567-7269). However, the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (EEVF) MUST be completed in person. Please read page 4 of the EEVF for a list of required documents to bring to your appointment at Human Resources/Benefits to be held in August for all new/incoming Molecular Medicine graduate students.

Parking Permits and Student ID Badge
Molecular Medicine students can purchase parking permits to park near the South Texas Research Facility (STRF) (Zone 4). For information on parking zones, please see the UTHSCSA campus map. The cost for parking will be deducted from your monthly salary check. The cost for a student ID badge is $10. A photo ID, for example driver's license or passport, is required by UT Police when purchasing parking and student ID.

Registration for Fall 2014
New/incoming Molecular Medicine graduate students must register for the following courses during the Fall 2012 semester:

  • Advanced Molecular & Cellular Biology (MMED 6016; Class No. 1004): 5 Hours;
  • Modern Methods in Molecular & Cell Biology (MMED 5015; Class No. 1002): 1 Hour;
  • Colloquium in Molecular Medicine (MMED 5019; Class No. 1003): 1 Hour;
  • Seminars on Molecular Medicine (MMED 6091; Class No. 1006): 1 Hour;
  • Research (MMED 6097; Class No. 1007): 1 Hour
Please visit the Student Services website for information regarding the class schedules and student web registration instructions.

Each student is responsible for checking the HOLD status on their account which could delay registration and enrollment. This can be done by accessing the Student Self-Service site.

Tuition and fees for all first-year Molecular Medicine students will be paid by the Department of Molecular Medicine. If a HOLD remains on a student account that prevents registration and payment of tuition and fees by 4:00 PM Friday, August 16, 2012, the student will be responsible for paying a $100 late fee.

Health Insurance Coverage
All students are required to have health insurance. The costs for United HealthCare Student Insurance (UHC) is included in the tuition and fees bill and paid for by the Department of Molecular Medicine for all first-year Molecular Medicine students. In addition, students will also be eligible to purchase Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) group health insurance from the UTHSCSA. More information on eligibility and rates will be provided during the In-processing Orientation Session with Human Resources/Benefits to be held in August for new/incoming Molecular Medicine students. Please note that the attachment provides the monthly out-of-pocket costs for BCBS for 2011-2012.

♦ Health Insurance Coverage Forms
Please complete the Student Health Insurance Coverage Information form and return by either Email ( or fax (210-567-7269).

If you select options 2 or 3 on this form (coverage other than United Healthcare Student Insurance), please also send a copy of the front and back of your medical insurance card.

Salary Support
The Department of Molecular Medicine will employ students in the Molecular Medicine program as Graduate Research Assistants and as such, students will receive an annual salary of $26,000. As a student employee of UTHSCSA and earning a salary, students will be paid on the first business day of each month. Students who are placed on the payroll by August 1, 2012 will receive their first paycheck on September 1, 2012.

Student Web Orientation
All students are required to complete the web orientation offered by the Health Science Center's Knowledge Center (KC) learning management system. The instructions will be sent to you by Email from the Knowledge Center. Failure to complete both modules of the web orientation will result in a HOLD status and will delay the registration process.

Orientation: Molecular Medicine Graduate Program and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS)
The orientation session for the Molecular Medicine graduate program is scheduled to begin on August 8, 2012. The orientation session for the GSBS will be held from August 15-17, 2011. Attendance is required during the Molecular Medicine and GSBS orientation sessions. More specific information regarding these orientation sessions will be Emailed to all new/incoming Molecular Medicine students when available.

International Students
Please contact Debra Siller, Graduate Program Coordinator, by Email ( about your arrival date to San Antonio so an appointment and check-in can be scheduled with the Office of International Services.

Additional Resources
UTHSCSA Contact Information for New Students
UTHSCSA Email Account
Campus Maps
Handbook 2011-2012.pdf>Graduate Student Association Student Handbook
UTHSCSA New Student Pre-Registration Handbook
Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act