In addition to excellent student-faculty interaction, advanced graduate students mentor their peers through each milestone from the time of admission through the oral qualifying exam in the third year.
To facilitate sharing of ideas and interests, we have a weekly "Frontiers in Neuroscience" seminar, and selected students each year are able to invite an eminent neuroscientist of their choice to speak and meet with students and faculty. We also have monthly seminars held by the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, and many active Journal Clubs.
The Graduates in Neuroscience club (GIN) organizes an annual Program Retreat in the Georgia mountains, several student/faculty mixers throughout the year, and the yearly "Excellence in Neuroscience" lecture, open to the entire Atlanta Neuroscience community.
In a leadership role, students are able to participate in the direction of the program by serving alongside faculty on the Executive committee, the Curriculum committee and the Admissions committee.