An overview of a student's time in the MSTP

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An overview of a student's time in the MSTP

Med 1 | Year 1

Med 1 | Year 1

Below are the expectations of a First Year MSTP Student:

  • Attend all MSTP Required Events as outlined by the policy. MSTP 2012-13 Attendance Policy
  • Complete one four-week rotation during the summer before Med 1 year begins.
  • Register for Health and Dental Insurance via the Chickering website. If you choose to be on private insurance, notify the Assistant Director and submit your paperwork for reimbursement quarterly.
  • Complete MSTP Annual Progress Report and attend MSTP Annual Progress Report Meeting the scheduled by the Assistant Director.
  • Select two summer rotations in the early Spring . Each is a required minimum of 4 weeks (8 total weeks) to be completed in the summer between Med 1 and 2 year.
  • Successfully complete all coursework requirements as detailed by the Medical School. If tutoring is needed, please contact the Director, Assistant Director, or the Office of Student Academic Support and Strategic Programs.
  • Start planning and organizing MSTP Physician Scientist Advisory Committee

 

*The MSTP funds both Med 1 and Med 2 Years*

Med 2 | Year 2

Med 2 | Year 2

Below are the expectations of a Second Year MSTP Student:

  • Attend all MSTP Required Events as outlined by the policy. UVA MSTP Attendance Policy 2012-13
  • Complete two four-week rotations during the summer between Med 1 and Med 2. Eight weeks total minimum. The student must take initiative to secure these rotations by contacting the mentor and making the proper arrangements to include start/stop dates and potential projects.
  • Register for Health and Dental Insurance via the Chickering website. If you choose to be on private insurance, notify the Assistant Director and submit your paperwork for reimbursement quarterly.
  • Attend the Annual Clerkship meeting with Allison Innes.
  • Choose a mentor and notify the Director and Assistant Director. In the late Summer complete Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) or Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GEAS) Application found online: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/gradschool/
  • To apply to the Biomedical Engineering Program, see this website: http://bme.virginia.edu/graduate/index.html
  • Complete MSTP Annual Progress Report. Attend MSTP Annual Progress Report Meeting the scheduled by the Assistant Director. Optional: Notify your PSAC of the date/time/location of the meeting.
  • Register and take the USMLE Step 1.
  • Successfully complete all coursework requirements as detailed by the Medical School. If tutoring is needed, please contact the Director, Assistant Director, or the Office of Student Academic Support and Strategic Programs.
  • Return to school and complete a clerkship, a rotation, or begin working with your mentor. You may also be able to complete modules per your program or adviser’s suggestion.

*The MSTP funds both Med 1 and Med 2 Years*

Grad School | Years 3-6

Grad School | Years 3-6

Below are the expectations of an MSTP Student in Grad 1 and above:

  • As a new Grad 1, participate in all BIMS orientation activities and modules. For an overview of the revised BIMS Curriculum, click HERE.
  • After your first year of Grad School, you will not be on MSTP Funds. For all benefits/stipend/coursework questions, please contact your program administrator.
  • Register for Health and Dental Insurance via the Chickering website. If you choose to be on private insurance, notify the Assistant Director and submit your paperwork for reimbursement quarterly.
  • Successfully complete all PhD requirements (including course work and other modules as assigned) as instructed by the degree granting department. Please refer to the BIMS Handbook for further information.
  • Attend all MSTP Required Events as outlined by the policy. UVA MSTP Attendance Policy 2012-13
  • Complete MSTP Annual Progress Report. Attend MSTP Annual Progress Report Meeting the scheduled by the Assistant Director. Optional: Notify your PSAC of the date/time/location of the meeting.

*STUDENTS IN GRAD YEAR 2 and UP ARE ON OTHER FUNDING SOURCES THROUGH THEIR MENTOR*



For students in their final semesters of Grad School:

  • Attend all MSTP Required Events as outlined by the policy.
  • Complete MSTP Annual Progress Report. Attend MSTP Annual Progress Report Meeting the scheduled by the Assistant Director. Optional: Notify your PSAC of the date/time/location of the meeting.
  • Consider your defense date carefully so as to allow ample time for required clerkships, preferred clerkships, away rotations, and residency interviews. Ideal re-entry dates are between May and September.
  • In order to determine possible clinical interests, plan to attend Grand Rounds in different departments, shadow physicians in the clinics, contact and meet with physicians to discuss clinical and research goals in order to determine the best residency programs for you.
  • Contact and schedule a meeting with Dr. Owens to discuss the timing of transition back to Clerkships and steps to help prepare you for transition back to Medical School.
  • Contact and schedule a meeting with one of the members of the MSTP Clerkship Transition Committee.
  • Contact and schedule a meeting with Dr. Allison Innes in the Medical School Student Affairs Office to discuss and plan transition back to Medical School and to alert her of your clerkship interests.
  • Notify MSTP Assistant Director and your PhD Program Administrator regarding your defense date and the date you will to transition to 3rd Year of Medical School. This is important information as it affects your stipend.
  • If student determines a need to complete a Transition Course or to have a reorientation to the clinics, contact Associate Director for Curriculum.
  • Complete all necessary forms for GSAS or GEAS to have PhD conferred (contact your Program Administrator)
  • Successfully complete defense of dissertation per PhD granting department requirements.





Med 3-4 | Year 7-8

Med 3-4 | Year 7-8

Below are the expectations of an MSTP Student in Med years 3 & 4:

  • Continue to attend all MSTP Required Events whenever possible. It is understood that you will be on-call or spending many hours on the wards and in the clinics. Please notify the Assistant Director if you’re not able to participate in these activities.
  • Complete MSTP Annual Progress Report. Attend MSTP Annual Progress Report Meeting the scheduled by the Assistant Director. Optional: Notify your PSAC of the date/time/location of the meeting.
  • Continue the dialogue with physicians regarding your clinical preferences and top residency programs.
  • Carefully plan your schedule so that you are able to request letters of recommendation from those attendings in your clinical interest area.
  • Plan electives and away rotations based on your clinical interests.
  • Apply and interview for Residency programs.
  • Successfully complete Medical School Selectives.
  • Enjoy the last two years in the Program!

 

*The MSTP pays stipend, tuition and benefits in Med 3 & 4 years.*