Qualifying Examination Oral Presentation
What is a Qualifying Exam?
The USC Department of Preventive Medicine defines the qualifying exam for the PhD in epidemiology as a proposal to the research committee.
“The oral portion will be a seminar-style presentation to the Qualifying Exam Committee, focusing on the dissertation proposal, followed by questions from the Committee on both the proposal and the student’s general mastery of the field.”
The committee included medical researchers and physicians with expertise in fields related to my dissertation. I have developed my research projects under guidance and mentorship of each committee member. The professors include: