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SAFE Reporting for Mistreatment & Unprofessional Behavior

This year, an initiative named Supporting a Fair Environment (SAFE) was founded to address mistreatment and unprofessional behavior primarily at the School of Medicine. However, DBBS students on the Danforth campus or other off-campus sites are also encouraged to use this resource. It can be found after you log into the Student Resource Center, or […]

2021 Stipend Survey Results

2021 Stipend Survey Results
Survey objectives   On November 23, 2021, SAC released a survey to assess the effect of inflation on DBBS students. The survey addressed past and current costs of living (e.g. housing, utility, transportation), savings, perceived financial stress and stability. Responses from 230 students (40% response rate) between November 23, 2021 and November 29, 2021 were analyzed. […]

Domestic Tax Seminar – 2021

Disclaimer: We are not tax experts and cannot be held liable for taxes filed incorrectly. Speaker: Riya Adhikari, Principal Consultant and Saurav Bhandari, CPA.  Their company, TaxZen.com, connects people with the tax expert who can help them with their needs. You can watch our seminar with Riya here. Here are some of the topics from our […]

International Student Tax Seminar – 2021

Disclaimer: We are not tax professionals and cannot be held responsible for taxes filed incorrectly. Speaker: Riya Adhikari, Principal Consultant and Saurav Bhandari, CPA.  Their company, TaxZen.com, connects people with the tax expert who can help them with their needs. You can watch our interview with Riya here. Below are some of the topics Riya covered: […]

A Brief Guide to Qualifying Exams

Qualifying exams encompass a stressful time during your Ph.D. We know, we’ve experienced them. It can feel like an insurmountable mound looming in the distance. But this doesn’t have to be the case, and we know you will pass. DBBS Interim Associate Dean Steve Mennerick has written up the following document as a means to […]

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