CONGRATULATIONS TO M4 MSTP STUDENTS
ON A SUCCESSFUL 2017 MATCH!!
Sarah Baumgarten- Obstetrics-Gyneology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
Joseph Bogaard- Internal Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General, Park Ridge IL
Jason Buhrman- Internal Medicine at University of Rochester, Rochester NY
Michael Fettiplace- Anesthesiology at Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA
Alicia Rizzo- Internal Medicine at University of Colorado, Denver CO
Brian Shy- Pathology at University of California, San Francisco, SF, CA
Allen Ye- Radiology at University of California, San Francisco, SF, CA
Welcome to the UIC Medical Scientist Training Program
The University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Scientist Training Program educates exceptional students for careers as physician-scientists. MD/PhD graduates are positioned to bridge the basic and clinical sciences, and to pursue interdisciplinary approaches to important biomedical problems. Compared to other scientists, MD/PhDs have deeper perceptions of medical significance in biology, greater ability to transfer basic scientific advances toward patient care advances, and more comprehensive understanding of the limitations in current medical practice. Compared to other physicians, MD/PhD graduates stand out for their scientific insight into bedside problems, their ability to educate succeeding generations of students, and as innovative champions of progress in medicine.
About Our Program
In response to the need for accomplished academic medical scientists, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine offers a combined training program that leads to both the MD and the PhD degrees. The objective of the Program is to train students for careers in academic medicine and research. The Program integrates the medical curriculum with graduate studies in the basic medical sciences. Students pursue original research projects in the laboratories of the University’s graduate faculty along with medical studies in the College of Medicine. Students begin the Program without affiliation to a basic science department in order to be exposed to the widest possible opportunities for graduate study and are offered choices in developing their programs of study. During this time, they explore research opportunities in any academic department of the College of Medicine, including Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Microbiology & Immunology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Physiology & Biophysics, or in a non-COM department such as Biological Sciences, Bio-engineering, School of Public Health, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy, and Biopharmaceutical Sciences.