INMD 7548

Clinical Foundations for the Physicians Scientist


Susan Shurson
Course Coordinator

MS Year
Terms Offered

Must be an MSTP Student


Catalog Description: Students are paired with an active physician scientist who serves as MSTP Clinical Mentor. The course involves one-on-one meetings between the student and MSTP clinical mentor in clinic averaging one day per week for 9 weeks.

Sites: View the site codes table. Sites are assigned per arrangement with course personnel.

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Site will be assigned per arrangement with course personnel.


Required session attendance: Attendance at Clinical Sessions and MSTP Grand Rounds

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: 18 half-day clinics over the course of a year

Direct patient care: Yes

Consent Requirement: Arranged. Must be an MSTP student to enroll in this course.

Course Objectives: 

  • To train physician scientists who possess superior skills in both the clinical subspecialty area and research area.
  • To maximize the credentials of our MSTP students for matching in top-tier academic, research focused residencies and physician scientist training pathways.
  • To develop a longitudinal clinical experience for physician scientists that informs their research careers and clinical careers.
  • To develop longitudinal mentoring relationships with physician scientists in our University Community who care for patients and generate new knowledge through research.

Graded Components: Attendance at Clinical Sessions and MSTP Grand Rounds.

Grading Scale: H/E/S/N


Course Personnel: 

Allow repetition of course: Repetition allowed up to 12.0 credits.

Limited to Student Type: MSTP

Course equivalency: N/A

Related curricular experience:

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Course evaluation:  MedHub