Longitudinal Clinical Experience
The longitudinal clerkship enabled me to maintain basic clinical skills during the graduate years and also gave me contacts, which are especially advantageous now that I am applying to residency programs. In particular, I spent one semester in a TB Outpatient Clinic, which greatly enhanced and reinforced the clinical application of my research project.
During their graduate training phase, our MD/PhD students have the opportunity to spend a half-day per week with a physician mentor of their choice. Taken in half-year or full-year blocks, students can earn up to 8 weeks of clinical elective time. The goal of the longitudinal clerkship is to maintain clinical skills, to explore unique areas of interest and mentorship, and experience research and clinical roles at the same time. An MSTP Clinical Rounds consisting of case presentations and scientific discussion facilitated by an MD/PhD faculty member complements these clinical experiences. Faculty who have agreed to serve as clinical rounds mentors are listed below, however, students are welcome to seek experiences with other faculty.
Eastman Institute for Oral Health
|Gene Watson, D.D.S., Ph.D.||
Salivary Gland Disorders
Environmental Medicine: Allergy / Immunology / Rheumatology
|R. John Looney Jr., M.D.||
Aging and Immunity
Medicine: Allergy / Immunology / Rheumatology
Medicine: Endocrine / Metabolism
Medicine: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Medicine: Geriatric Medicine
|Daniel Ari Mendelson, M.D.||
hospital care of elders, hospice and palliative medicine, and medical direction
Medicine: Hematology / Oncology
Neurology: Neuromuscular Disease
|Emma Ciafaloni, M.D.||
Neurology: Strong Epilepsy Center
|A. James Fessler III, M.D.||
Obstetrics & Gynecology
|David DiLoreto Jr., M.D., Ph.D.||
|Yuhchyau Chen, M.D., Ph.D.||
Lung Cancer, Head & Neck tumor, and Radiation Normal tissue effect
For more information and details on how to apply please visit the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).
NIH NIGMS information on MSTP programs
- Participating Institutions
- NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair - MD/PhD: Is It Right for Me?
AAMC information on MD/PhD programs
Local & National Meetings