Students in the Master of Science Program in Pharmacology are not entitled to vacation as such. The University Holidays are those listed below (see the current Tulane University Academic Calendar for additional details):
| Thanksgiving (Tues-Fri)
| Winter Recess (Dec 12-Jan 3)
|Martin Luther King's Birthday|
| Mardi Gras / Spring Break (the week of Mardi Gras)
| Good Friday/Easter (Good Friday & the Monday after Easter)
Any Master's student leaving the premises of the Department of Pharmacology for any reason for (more than one week) must request approval in writing for such leave stating the reasons for the absence. Approval for such leave may be granted by the Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology.
All Master's students must remain in attendance during the summer semester, until the approval of the final thesis has been made and signed off by the thesis committee and the Director of the Program or the Chairman of the Department.
See Tulane's Web site for housing for on/off campus sites: tulane.edu/studentaffairs/housing/grad/grad-options.cfm
You may also look into housing/apartment availability by contacting the downtown university housing site Deming Pavillion (Medical School) at (504) 988-6275. Alternatively, you can access the Internet for various apartment guides at http://www.move.com/, http://www.realestate.nola.com/, and http://www.apartments-in-new-orleans.net/. You may also contact, via the Internet, a local real estate company that lists apartments with no associated finder fees.
Tulane Medical Center graduate and professional students are eligible for care at the Student Health Service. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain a routine physical examination prior to entering and to ensure that immunizations are current. Most illnesses and/or accidents are treated directly by the Student Health Service. Dental work and refractions for glasses are the student's responsibility. The University's policy is that students must have health insurance coverage. This requirement can be met by subscribing to the Student Health Insurance Plan offered through the University, or by providing evidence of coverage under your parent's or your own hospitalization plan. Contact the Office of the Dean of Students, Suite 215, University Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 (865-5181) for further information.
Mailboxes are assigned to all students and faculty and are located in Room 3561. Students are asked to check their mailboxes daily, as they may contain important notices regarding course work, seminars and other current information. Telephone messages are often relayed in this manner. All students should give their email addresses to the department office.
There is no financial aid available from the department or university for the program. Information on other financial aid can be obtained from the university's Office of Financial Aid.
Supplies needed to carry out research and course requirements must be requested through the student's advisor. The department is not responsible for textbooks, etc., needed by the trainee for courses taken.
Pharmacology Seminars are held weekly on Friday at 12:00 noon in room 4700 during the academic year. The name of the speaker and topic will be posted on the bulletin board in the hallway by the pharmacology office. Announcements will also be sent monthly by e-mail. All students are required to attend.
Advances in Pharmacology is held each Wednesday at 12:00 noon in room 4700 during the academic year. The name of the speaker and topic will be posted on the bulletin board in the hallway of the pharmacology department. All students are required to attend. Even though you may not be registered for Advances in Pharmacology, you may be called upon to present in the course. After you have become acquainted with the course concept, please speak with Dr. Kadowitz, Course Director, regarding the specifics and approximate time you are expected to make a presentation.
The Medical Library is primarily a reference library for the use of professional personnel in medicine and allied sciences. A complete guide to the use of the library will be helpful to new students. These are in the Medical Library at the front desk.
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