Research Assistantships and Teaching Fellowships

Overview of  TF/RA Requirement

PHS and the University believe that first-hand teaching experience is an intrinsic part of training for any interdisciplinary research scientist. As such, every PHS student is required to complete 12.5 credits at some point during their four years in the program in a Teaching Fellow (TF) or Research Assistant (RA) capacity. Five of the credits must be completed by a TF position for the student to gain beneficial teaching experience, while the remaining credits can be completed by any combination of the two. TF credits must be approved by both the Field of Study and PHS Program Office before the course’s start date.