The UCSF basic science PhD graduate programs collaborate to offer a spring quarter curriculum designed around minicourses formatted as intensive, round-table discussions of current literature on specific topics. The quarter is divided into three modules of two to three weeks each with programs offering several minicourse choices per module. Students should refer to their program administrator for information about minicourse requirements to satisfy core and/or elective requirements. While all mini-courses will be available to all students, first year students will be given first priority. Participating programs include Biological and Medical Informatics, Biomedical Sciences, Biophysics, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Pharmacogenomics and Tetrad. Students enrolled in these programs may contact their program administrator for information about enrollment.