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Duration of Training and Appointment of Trainees  

The PhD Program in Cancer Biology at Stanford is designed for predoctoral trainees to complete their coursework and thesis research projects in five to six years. Graduate students are usually  appointed to the training grant for three years. Below is flow chart of a typical graduate student’s  five-year progress. It highlights the important milestones that should be achieved each year.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3 and 4

Final Year: Year 5

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