Medical Scientist Training Program
Annual MSTP Retreat
Our Annual MSTP Retreat was held October 25-26th at the beautiful Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin.
Our three speakers were Allison D. Ebert, PhD "Stem Cell Transplantation", Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD "The NIH BRAIN Initiative" and Martin J. Hessner, PhD speaking on the topic of "OMICS: the application of comprehensive systems approaches to medical science".
In addition, the Saturday breakout sessions included:
"Being successful in Graduate School" Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD
"What is involved in Running a Research Center?" Martin J. Hessner, PhD
"Interviewing Applicants and Possible Hires" Cecilia J. Hillard, PhD
"Establishing Independence as a New PI" Nita H. Salzman, PhD
"Residency Selection - The Process" Gilbert C. White, II, MD
"Mentor Considerations - Factors to Consider, Timeline, etc..." Calvin B. Williams, MD, PhD
The retreat provides trainees with an opportunity to strengthen friendships while dealing with topics that are pertinent to their career planning. We are definitely looking forward to the next one!