Special Topics Course (STP 2043)

The MSTP Special Topics Course is designed to give MD/PHD students a basic background in topics necessary to succeed as a physician-scientist in today’s academic medical environment. Topics to be covered include: the NIH funding system (including RO1s, training grants, program project grants, etc.), how to write a fellowship, record keeping, authorship and publication, conflict of interest, animal and human subjects, and finding a mentor.

Learning Objectives

1. Learn how to lead and manage a productive career in academic medicine
2. Learn how to conduct basic and clinical research according to professional ethics
3. Learn how to write well-organized and logical journal publications and grant applications