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College of Graduate Studies

MSTP Director's Message

Mission:   Train the future leaders in academic medicine.

Funding:   The MUSC MSTP is funded in part by a training grant from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, the Colleges of Medicine and Graduate Studies and numerous scholarships.   The MUSC MSTP was ranked third in the nation, per capita for obtaining the highly competitive NIH NRSA individual fellowships.  The College of Graduate Studies provides a $1,500 bonus for each year of the award. Our program offers a competitive stipend, paid health insurance and tuition.  This financial package allows the students to have a comfortable lifestyle in Charleston.

Commitment to the trainees: We are committed to maintaining the highest standards for both the PhD and MD degrees. Our program provides a collegial and nurturing environment in which each student’s intellectual and personal potential is nurtured, encouraged and challenged. This ensures that our trainees achieve their full potential.

Program of study:  The program offers a maximum flexibility for the student to select a mentor and training experience. See the table depicting the typical training experience. There are also several mechanisms available that allow the trainee to get a significant exposure to clinical and translational research.  They include our Translational Sciences Clinic, Translational Medicine Seminar Series and a Month in the Research Nexus. Our students publish their research in top tier journals and receive numerous honors and awards for their research.  Upon completion of their training our students go on to the highest quality internships, residency training programs and post-doctoral research fellowships followed by outstanding career positions.

Perry V. Halushka
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Distinguished University Professor

 
 
 

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