The MTM program is an intense year of coursework at both UC Berkeley and UCSF and includes hands-on projects. The curriculum is designed around three main content themes:
Science and Engineering (at least 10 semester units or equivalent)
Clinical Needs and Strategies (at least 6 semester units or equivalent)
Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (at least 8 semester units or equivalent)
The centerpiece of the curriculum is the MTM Capstone Project Course. Students take 3 units of this course over all three quarters at UCSF (fall, winter, and spring). Complementing 10 months of work with external mentors, this class meets regularly to provide peer support, introduce concepts in translational medicine, and develop presentation skills. At the end of the year, all students participate in a special, invitation-only symposium to share the results of their capstone presentations.
The MTM program requires 24 semester units of upper division and graduate courses.Core Classes
The program requires at least 7 semester units of graduate electives (200-level).Electives
The experience of students in the MTM program is unlike other graduate programs. Students are members of two campus communities, taking classes, participating in activities, and working on projects in both Berkeley and San Francisco. The MTM experience requires student effort to take advantage of both universities.Scheduling