Laboratory Rotation and Mentor Selection Forms
MSTP students are required to complete three separate research laboratory rotations with three different mentors prior to selecting a mentor for their doctoral dissertation. The laboratories are chosen by the student and are based on the student's area of interest and information provided by each faculty on his or her research program. After the completion of their rotations, students must select a thesis mentor and laboratory for their dissertation research by the summer after the MS-II year and submit the MSTP Thesis Mentor Selection Form to the MSTP Office for approval.
Graduate Committee Selection, Committee Meeting Evaluation, and Admission to Candidacy Forms
MSTP students should attempt to have their dissertation committee established by spring term of their GS1 year. The Graduate Study Committee form must be completed, signed by the Theme Director or Co-Director, and submitted to the MSTP Office for processing.
MSTP students are required to have two committee meetings per year throughout their tenure in the lab (i.e. once every 6 months). You must submit a written progress report to the MSTP Program Manager within 2 weeks of each dissertation committee meeting.
MSTP students will be admitted to candidacy once they have past their required qualifying exam. This form should be signed the same day of the oral section of the qualifier and submitted to the MSTP Office for processing
Doctoral Graduation and Returning to Clinic Forms
Students must be completely finished with all PhD degree requirements prior to beginning any clinical clerkships. In general, this means the PhD dissertation must be completed and successfully defended per the Graduate School guidelines. Your application for degree must be submitted to the Graduate School before the current semester deadline.
Given the desire for students to begin the clinical phase in a timely fashion after completing the Dissertation and the logistical issues involved in scheduling specific clerkships with the Medical School Registrar, specific plans concerning the start date in clinical rotations need to be made prior to the actual completion of the PhD. Because this transition involves key changes in the financial responsibility for the student stipend and tuition payments, Medical or Graduate School, it is imperative that the MSTP office has documentation of the effective date of this transition.
Extracurricular Activities in Addition to MSTP Appointment
There are times when MSTP students can participate in extracurricular activities outside of their MSTP pre-doctoral trainee appointment. Prior approval must be sought from the MSTP Director before you agree to participate.
Parental Leave of Absence with pay is approved for 30 consecutive days per calendar year upon the birth or adoption of a child. After 30 consecutive days, you will be moved to unpaid status until your return to the MD/PHD Program. The Parental Leave form must be completed and approved by the MSTP Director prior to the birth of the child or finalization of the adoption.