Summer Medical Research Programs

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1. Summer Medical Research Programs There exist a variety of targeted programs (here and at other institutions) to promote research among medical students: bulletin boards near student mailboxes and outside J6.110 At UT Southwestern, opportunities are available in almost any area: identifying a mentor and the definition of a project are all that are required This past summer, more than 130 students participated All students will submit a brief summary of their at the end of the summer (online tool) Students are encouraged to work within formal programs - whether on or off campus; whether a part of summer (or year-long) programs Running list maintained as link off of the Medical Student Research page

2. Medical Student Research Forum January 22, 2008 Guest speaker: Errol Crook, MD (invited) Abstract forms available & to be submitted on line Abstract deadline: 5 PM on November 16, 2007 Panel of judges will select the top abstracts: oral session presentations All students submitting abstracts are eligible to participate in the poster session/reception Prizes will be awarded for top oral and poster presentations

3. Abstracts Everyone is invited to submit Success of your project is not a prerequisite Exposure to faculty and fellows that share your interests Efforts in science are not always successful Presentation is an essential element of science Conception ? Execution ? Reporting The abstract book is published Participation and publication should be listed on your CV Summary submitted at the end of the summer should serve as an easy precursor to an abstract for submission

4. Year-long Programs Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowships 2006-2007: John Anderson, Christopher De Renzo, Shana Elman, Allison Jordan, Justin Leitenberger, Christopher Maroules, Monica Mead, Sarah Davis HHMI Research Fellowships 2005-2006: Sophie Esmail ‘Cloisters’ (NIH-HHMI Research Fellowships) Sarnoff Research Fellowships 2003-2004: Neil Patel Fulbright Scholarships Vuong Nguyen - Global AIDS Program (Kenya); 2003-2004 Osamah Saeedi - Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations (Egypt) 2005-2006 Stipend + Educational expenses; more importantly for those that have an interest in research, these programs are ‘Golden Tickets’

5. M.D., with Distinction in Research  I. Purpose: To recognize students that distinguish themselves in the conduct of meaningful clinical or basic research activities during the course of their medical school training. II. Outcome: Individuals satisfying the program requirements would be recognized at graduation and on their diploma as graduating with: the degree of Doctor of Medicine, with Distinction in Research

6. M.D., with Distinction in Research Research may be in the area of clinical or basic research and should encompass a minimum of 16 weeks. Research successfully performed toward attainment of a Ph.D. would not be eligible for this program. Research performed under the auspices of a nationally recognized research program (e.g. Sarnoff, Cloisters, HHMI, or Doris Duke Clinical Research programs) during medical school will be eligible for fulfillment of the research requirement.

7. MD-Masters in Clinical Science Program In order to provide a more robust opportunity by which interested medical students can enhance the level of clinical research training, UT Southwestern has established a combined MD-Masters in Clinical Science Program. This training program will combine rigorous didactic training with a mentored clinical research project. The completion of the didactic and practical training will be marked by the successful submission and public defense of a Masters thesis.

8. Who is eligible ? At present, this program is available only to medical students enrolled at UT Southwestern. It is anticipated that this program will become much more broadly accessible in future years with the impending designation of UT Southwestern as having successfully competed for an NIH CTSA. MD-Masters in Clinical Science Program

9. MD-Masters in Clinical Science Program What is the timing of the program? It is anticipated that interested students will conduct the two years of the Masters program following the completion of their third year of medical school. In selected instances, applications will be accepted from students that will have completed their second year of medical school.

10. MD-Masters in Clinical Science Program What does the program provide? Following the third year of medical school, students enter the two Master's years of the program. During this time, students will receive a stipend, graduate school tuition, and health insurance. This support will be continued throughout the duration of the Masters years of the program. Importantly, after the successful completion of the Master's component of the program, students will receive stipend, medical school tuition, and health insurance support during their final year of medical school. 

11. Application process and selection criteria Application to the program will employ the electronic graduate school application. Successful candidates will be chosen following review by the MD-Master's Program - Selection Committee. In addition to the completed on-line application form, an official medical school transcript and two letters of recommendation are required. For students applying for the 2007-2008 school year, applications should be completed by January 15, 2007. Students selected to participate in the program for the 2007-2008 school year will begin their didactic coursework during the 2007 Fall semester. MD-Masters in Clinical Science Program

12. Research and Medicine Seminars Experimental approach to bringing into focus the impact of research on the practice of medicine Case-based approach presenting data by which the information derived from the understanding of a disease at a molecular level has been harnessed to derive important new avenues of treatment Noon time, usually D1.600 or D1.700

13. Calendar of Events Summer Research: just ended (usually Memorial day to early August; slightly different dates each year) Research Interest meeting: Late September (venue not yet set) Year-long programs & visitors from the different programs MSRF planning MSRF abstracts due: 5 PM on November 16, 2007 Judging and selection for oral session usually completed by ~ Thanksgiving Application deadlines for the year-long programs are variable (generally in early January) MSRF: January 16, 2007 Research and Medicine Seminar Series: variable Held at approximately monthly, scheduled around the minefields that are the MS1 and MS2 curricula; D classrooms, noon, lunch - - RSVP!

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