Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate Studies

BGSG Events

The BGSG hosts numerous educational and social events throughout the year for biomedical graduate students to participate in. Below are the events we host regularly:


Annual Biomedical Graduate Student Research Symposium and Distinguished Lecturer

Graduate students have the opportunity to present their research at a poster session followed by a keynote address given by an invited speaker. Previous guest lecturers include Dr. Jonathan Pritchard (Stanford University, Genetics and Biology).


Graduate Student Seminar Series

Graduate students and postdocs have the chance to receive feedback from their peers on their presentations via departmental seminars, journal clubs, and rotation talks.


Research Intersections

Graduate students from all three campuses (Coral Gables, RSMAS, and Medical) give presentations with the purpose of uncovering commonalities in research methodologies across disciplines.


Coffee and Donuts Sessions

Besides eating coffee and donuts, BGSG members and fellow graduate students convene to discuss various topics related to graduate school and science. Previous topics include gender in science, the life of a postdoc in academia and industry, how to deal with lab dynamics and different lab personalities, time management, how to talk to non-scientists, how to project confidence in the scientific world, and lab tips and tricks.


Pizza Lunches

Graduate students can take a break from their hectic schedule to eat free pizza and socialize with their fellow peers.


BBQs at Crandon Park

What is better than spending a couple of hours on a Saturday or Sunday forgetting about lab and relaxing on the beach, playing volleyball, spending time with friends, and eating free BBQ?


Graduate Student Seminar Series

Graduate students and postdocs have the chance to receive feedback from their peers on their presentations via departmental seminars, journal clubs, and rotation talks.


Graduate Student Happy Hours

Graduate students and postdocs get together to mingle for several hours at various locations around Miami. Great for seeing new places, getting to know new people and networking!


Ronald McDonald House Dinners

Graduate students volunteer to cook dinner for the families staying at the on-campus Ronald McDonald house.