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Annual Program Specific Activities

YEAR 1 – SKMC 1

  • Pre-entry Research Rotation (optional)
  • MD/PhD Orientation
  • Current Topics in Translational Biomedical Research - GC 710, GC 712, GC 714
    • Student Research Seminar — 1st Monday, noon
    • Case Study in Molecular Medicine — 2nd Wednesday, 5pm
    • Translational Research Journal Club — 4th Wednesday, 5 pm
  • MD/PhD Retreat — usually October, Saturday all day
  • Physician Scientist Dinners
  • Summer Research Rotation

YEAR 2 – SKMC 2

  • Current Topics in Translational Biomedical Research - GC 710, GC 712, GC 714
    • Student Research Seminar — 1st Monday, noon
    • Case Study in Molecular Medicine — 2nd Wednesday, 5pm
    • Translational Research Journal Club — 4th Wednesday, 5 pm
  • MD/PhD Retreat — usually October, Saturday all day
  • Physician Scientist Dinners
  • Complete USMLE Step 1 before June 30
  • Summer Research Rotation, if needed
  • Identify thesis Research Mentor and PhD Program

YEAR 3 – JGSBS 1

  • Current Topics in Translational Biomedical Research - GC 710, GC 712, GC 714
    • Student Research Seminar — 1st Monday, noon
    • Case Study in Molecular Medicine — 2nd Wednesday, 5pm
    • Translational Research Journal Club — 4th Wednesday, 5 pm
  • Enrichment Course in Clinical Skills, GC 725 — Dr. Grunwald
  • MD/PhD Retreat — usually October, Saturday all day
  • Physician Scientist Dinners

YEAR 4 – JGSBS 2

  • Current Topics in Translational Biomedical Research - GC 710, GC 712, GC 714
    • Student Research Seminar — 1st Monday, noon
    • Case Study in Molecular Medicine — 2nd Wednesday, 5pm
    • Translational Research Journal Club — 4th Wednesday, 5 pm
  • Enrichment Course in Clinical Skills, GC 725 — Dr. Majdan, one half day per month
  • GC 630 — Fundamentals of Clinical Trials
  • MD/PhD Retreat — usually October, Saturday all day
  • Physician Scientist Dinners

YEAR 5 – JGSBS 3

  • Current Topics in Translational Biomedical Research - GC 710, GC 712, GC 714
    • Student Research Seminar — 1st Monday, noon
    • Case Study in Molecular Medicine — 2nd Wednesday, 5pm
    • Translational Research Journal Club — 4th Wednesday, 5 pm
  • Ethics Case Conference — 4th Tuesday, noon
  • Enrichment Course in Clinical Skills, GC 725 — Dr. Majdan, one half day per month
  • Rotation on Cancer Clinical Research Review Committee (CCRRC) — Dr. Waldman, 6 one hour meetings
  • MD/PhD Retreat — usually October, Saturday all day
  • Physician Scientist Dinners

YEAR 6 – JGSBS 4

  • Current Topics in Translational Biomedical Research - GC 710, GC 712, GC 714
    • Student Research Seminar — 1st Monday, noon
    • Case Study in Molecular Medicine — 2nd Wednesday, 5pm
    • Translational Research Journal Club — 4th Wednesday, 5 pm
  • Enrichment Course in Clinical Skills, GC 725 — Dr. Majdan, one half day per month
  • Critical Review of Scientific Literature — Rotation at Annals of Internal Medicine — Dr. Kraft
  • MD/PhD Retreat — usually October, Saturday all day
  • Physician Scientist Dinners
  • Complete 'Third Year Primer', JMC's Clinical Refresher course before returning to JMC in July

YEAR 7 – SKMC 3

  • Present one Case Study in Molecular Medicine
  • MD/PhD Retreat — usually October, Saturday all day; if no clinical conflict
  • Physician Scientist Dinners — if no clinical conflict

YEAR 8 – SKMC 4

  • Present one Case Study in Molecular Medicine
  • MD/PhD Retreat — usually October, Saturday all day; if no clinical conflict
  • Physician Scientist Dinners — if no clinical conflict