IBMS New Student Information

IBMS Class Information


It is my pleasure to welcome and assist you with all of your needs regarding admissions and orientation into the Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) program. Below you will find important information regarding your matriculation and enrollment process.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicquet Blake, Ph.D., Associate Dean at or call 210-567-3722


A list of the apartments near the UTHSCSA, along with web information and comments by our graduate students, is provided. Any views or opinions presented in this document are solely those of the students and do not necessarily represent those of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. A letter of salary support is available upon request.

Immunization Form

The immunization record must be completed by your physician and submitted by July 17.  You can e-mail this form at along with any supporting documentation. This must be submitted in a timely manner in order to remove the HOLD on your record and continue with your registration. For more information, click here.

New Student Employee Forms/ Orientation

To begin matriculation, there are several new employee and student forms that must be completed before August 3. Several of the New Employee Forms can be found online and will be discussed during your orientation with the Office of Human Resources. Please note that on the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (EEVF), there is a list on page five of required documents to complete the form. 

If you are visiting the UTHSCSA over the summer, please feel free to stop by the HR office and submit all new employee forms. 

If you are currently a UTHSCSA employee, these forms are already on file with the Office of Human Resources; however, if you would like to continue coverage with BlueCross BlueShield or discuss other benefit options as you transition to a student employee classification, please make an appointment to speak to your HR benefits counselor.

Parking Permits and Student ID Badge

New students can purchase parking permits for Zone 5 only. You can request to be placed on a waiting list for other parking areas by contacting UT-Police.For information on parking zones see the UTHSCSA campus map

The cost for parking will be deducted from your monthly salary check. The cost for a student ID badge is $10. A photo ID (driver's license or passport) is required by UT Police when purchasing your parking and student ID badge.

Account E-mails

An email from Student Services has been sent regarding your UTHSCSA email and domain account. If you cannot locate this email, please check your junk folders or spam filters. If you continue to have problems, please contact to request this information again. 

Your Health Science Center domain user ID and password are the same as your Health Science Center e-mail user ID and password. If you are not able to successfully sign in to the University Portal contact the IMS Help Desk at or 567-7777.

Registration for Fall 

The Graduate Dean's Office will email students in the IBMS instructions on how to register for the following courses 1) IBMS 5000 Fundamental in Biomedical Sciences, 2) IBMS 5008 Laboratory Rotations, and 3) ISD 5082 1.5 SCH Responsible Conduct of Research. 

Each student is responsible for any HOLD status on the account that could delay registration and enrollment. This can be done by accessing the Student Self-Service site.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees will be paid for all first-year IBMS students by the Graduate Dean's Office. 

If a HOLD remains on a student account that prevents registration and payment of tuition and fees by 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 21, the student will be responsible for paying a $100 late fee.

Student Health Insurance Coverage

The cost for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Academic Health Plans is included in the tuition and fees bill paid by the Graduate Dean's Office. 

If you are currently a UTHSCSA employee and you are covered by BCBS or you will have private or military coverage, you will need to submit the required information when completing the Health Insurance Form during your online registration. Once you have completed this form, the HOLD will be instantly released allowing you to complete registration.

Salary Support

The Graduate Dean's Office will employ students in the IBMS program as Graduate Research Assistants and as such, students will receive an annual salary of $26,000. All new employee forms must be submitted and on file at the HR office by this time. 

As a student employee of UTHSCSA and earning a salary, you will be paid on the 1st business day of each month. Students that are put on the payroll by August 1 will receive their first check on September 1.

Student Web Orientation

All students are required to complete the web orientation offered by the Health Science Center's Knowledge Center (KC) learning management system. The instructions will be sent to your UTHSCSA LiveMail account from KC. 

For supervisor notification, add Nicquet Blake, in order for her to receive a notice of completion. Failure to complete both modules of the web orientation will result in a HOLD status and will delay the registration process.

Orientation Calendar

See the Orientation Calender for the Fall GSBS Student Orientation information.

International Students

Please contact about your arrival date to San Antonio and to set up an appointment/check-in with the Office of International Services.

IBMS Supervising Professor List

Please find a list of faculty accepting IBMS Graduate Students for rotations. TBA.

If your email or home address changed from the address provided on your application, send your updated contact information to to receive the most recent information regarding admissions and registration.

Additional Information

Webinar for New Student Information

Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Campus Maps

UTHSCSA New Student Pre-Registration Handbook

Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Other Important Numbers

Counseling Services (210) 567-2648 / Fax 567-2689 / Room 101F MED

Registrar (210) 567-2621 / Fax 567-2685 / Room 317L MED

Student Health Center* (210) 567-9355 / Fax 567-5903 / Room 1.422 Nursing School

*Hours: Monday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. / Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Student Life (210) 567-2654 / Fax 567-3415 / Room 314L MED

Recreational Sports: (210) 567-5220

Veteran Services & Financial Aid (210) 567-2635 / Fax 567-6643 / Room 318L MED