Student Perspectives – Graduated

Estefania Fernandez’s perspective

From the beginning of training, the MST program works together with the medical school and the graduate school (in my experience, the immunology program) to facilitate the coursework for students. This translated to being able to being able to jump into lab full-time when I started graduate school. This was instrumental in allowing me to move forward with my research and still provided a strong foundation for my graduate training. The transition back into medical school has been seamless and that has been truly thanks to the MSTP administration. I was able to return to clinic in December and will have the opportunity to explore specialties that I am interested in prior to making any long-term decisions without needing to delay my graduation!