Laboratory rotations in the fall semester of the second year curriculum are incorporated into GSBE 5640 — Core V: Introduction to Biomedical Research and GSBE 7000 — Core VI: Research in Biomedical Studies. The goal of the laboratory rotations is to formally introduce students to research and to determine if the student has an interest in a particular research area. Students should consider the potential for laboratory rotations and the possibility of a faculty member becoming a mentor at this time. Laboratory rotations last the entire fall and spring semesters of the second year. The faculty member involved submits a written evaluation for each rotation that must be reviewed with the student. The signed form is included in the student’s program file.