David C. Brousseau, MD, MS
PS Pathway Director
The Physician Scientist Pathway is for students interested in complementing their clinical development with the skills required to become clinician-scientists. Through core sessions and a mentored research project, students gain an understanding of the way research improves patient care. Encompassing both basic science and clinical research, this Pathway uses a hypothesis driven research project to provide the student an individualized research experience allowing for the development of broad research skills.
Core components include:
Basic epidemiologic and statistical principles
Scientific writing and presentations
Ethics of research (including human and animal as relevant to specific projects)
An individualized, mentored research project
PS Planning Council
Physician Scientist Pathway Activities:
Monthly Pathway Physician Scientist Activities Include: Core sessions involving both large group and small group activities. The activities are intended to improve research skills and further the completion of a research project.
Activity examples include: authorship, abstract writing and review, and manuscript preparation.
Small group sessions allow for students to present their research and receive critiques from fellow students and faculty.
Annual Physician Scientist Pathway Student Presentation Day:
Class of 2013 M3 students recently named the “Physician Scientist Pathway Outstanding Presenter"
Utilizing a new Audience Response System (ARS). Each presenter was critiqued using 4 components loosely based on Glassick’s Criteria, which allowed peers and faculty in the audience to anonymously rate each presentation and the students’ role on the project.
The event was sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical Alumni Association.
Pathways staff are located in the Academic Affairs Office, Suite M3215.
Pathways Team Lead
Clinical & Translational Research
Molecular & Cellular Research
Meaghan Hayes, MEd
Health Systems Management & Policy
Urban & Community Health
Hilary Chavez, MS
Quality Improvement & Patient Safety