Grad School – Years 3-6

Below are the expectations of an MSTP Student in Grad 1 & above:

  • As a new Grad 1, participate in all BIMS orientation activities and modules.
  • After your first year of Grad School, you will not be on MSTP Funds. For all benefits/stipend/coursework questions, please contact your program administrator.
  • Register for Health and Dental Insurance via the Chickering website. If you choose to be on private insurance, notify the Assistant Director and submit your paperwork for reimbursement quarterly.
  • Successfully complete all PhD requirements (including course work and other modules as assigned) as instructed by the degree granting department. Please refer to the BIMS Handbook for further information.
  • Attend all MSTP Required Events as outlined by the policy.
  • Complete MSTP IDP and attend MSTP IDP Committee Meeting scheduled by the Assistant Director.

For students in their final semesters of Grad School:

  • Attend all MSTP Required Events as outlined by the policy.
  • Complete MSTP IDP and attend MSTP IDP Committee Meeting scheduled by the Assistant Director.
  • Consider your defense date carefully so as to allow ample time for required clerkships, preferred clerkships, away rotations, and residency interviews. Ideal re-entry dates are between May and September.
  • In order to determine possible clinical interests, plan to attend Grand Rounds in different departments, shadow physicians in the clinics, contact and meet with physicians to discuss clinical and research goals in order to determine the best residency programs for you.
  • Contact and schedule a meeting with Dr. Owens to discuss the timing of transition back to Clerkships and steps to help prepare you for transition back to Medical School.
  • Contact and schedule a meeting with one of the members of the MSTP Clerkship Transition Committee.
  • Contact and schedule a meeting with Dr. Allison Innes in the Medical School Student Affairs Office to discuss and plan transition back to Medical School and to alert her of your clerkship interests.
  • Notify MSTP Assistant Director and your PhD Program Administrator regarding your defense date and the date you will to transition to 3rd Year of Medical School. This is important information as it affects your stipend.
  • If student determines a need to complete a Transition Course or to have a reorientation to the clinics, contact Associate Director for Curriculum.
  • Complete all necessary forms for GSAS or GEAS to have PhD conferred (contact your Program Administrator)
  • Successfully complete defense of dissertation per PhD granting department requirements.

*Students in Grad 2 and up are on funding sources from their Program or Degree Granting Department*