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Structure of the Medical Scientist Training Program
Summer Research Rotation (Optional)
Fall Medical School Classes: • Human Anatomy • Cell and Organ Systems Biology• Molecular Foundations of Medicine or Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Module• Practice of Medicine I • CPC • Clinical and Basic Science Selectives
*Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Module: MSTP students may substitute one of the following Graduate School courses for Molecular Foundations of Medicine• Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology--satisfies core course requirements in the PhD programs in Biochemistry, Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology, Computational and Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, and Neurosciences, as well as being recommended by the program in Immunology.• Chemistry and Physics of Biological Molecules--satisfies core course requirements in Biochemistry and Computational Molecular Biophysics.
*All four Medical School courses have either corollary Grad School courses or satisfy Grad School program requirements in a number of PhD programs.
Summer Research Rotation
Summer Research Rotation (If Needed)
Fall/Spring Graduate School: • Core Graduate Curriculum and Electives (individualized according to background, PhD program and research interests of student)• Thesis Research• Graduate Course Electives• Teaching Assistantship• Qualifying Examination
Graduate School:• Thesis proposal by Dec. 31 of Year 4• Thesis Research • Graduate Course Electives, including Research Ethics• Clinical Mentorships (Optional)• Travel to Scientific Meetings• Thesis Defense• Clinical Warm-up
MSTP Ungraduation Party (End of fourth year)Participate in ASCI/AAP Meeting
3rd Year Clinical Clerkships: • Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties 3 months• Medicine 3 months• Maternal and Newborn Health 3 months• Neurology 1 month• Psychiatry 1 month• Ambulatory Medicine 1 month
All Years:• MSTP Retreat (Spring)• Journal Clubs according to student interest• DBBS Seminars• MSTP Weekly Meeting• MSTP Meet the Assistant Professors Seminar (Monthly for 1st & 2nd years)• MSTP Winter Dinner • MSTP Summer Social• Yearly Class Function
• Summer before year one of Med School (Optional)• Spring semester of 1st year (Optional)• Summer between 1st & 2nd year• Summer between 2nd & 3rd year
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