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MedScholars Overview Tuesday, September 18, 2012
What is MedScholars? Who is eligible? When is it? Where is it? How does it work?
MedScholars Overview MedScholars IS: competitive fellowship (with a proposal format and deadlines) tuition/stipend funding for research or other approved scholarly work directly for the student (not mentor, equipment) up to 5 full quarters MedScholars is NOT: automatically awarded upon submission of proposal free money Scholarly Concentration (and vice versa) required part of the curriculum
MedScholars Overview All Stanford MD students can apply in the 1 st and 2 nd years there can be some % constraints in in clerkship years there can be some % constraints sorry…no MSTPs…
MedScholars Overview Four RECOMMENDED draft-review deadlines per year (30-days before application due - June, September, December, March) Four application deadlines per year (July, October, January, April) Four “starts” per year (Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer) Completions are six months after the last quarter of funding ends
MedScholars Overview Projects can be conducted here at Stanford – Resident MedScholars Projects can be conducted abroad – Traveling MedScholars Projects may be approved at other institutions within the US – Away MedScholars
MedScholars Overview FIND your mentor/project (use CAPs, peers, SC Director advice, etc.) DRAFT your proposal (30+ days out of deadline) SUBMIT your proposal (by deadline) SELECTION of projects (one month after deadline) WORK on project as proposed GET FUNDING! COMPLETE project (w/in 6 mths after last quarter of funding)
MedScholars Overview Percent Effort Tuition you will be charged MedScholars Fellowship Pays MedScholars Fellowship applied toward tuition MedScholars Fellowship paid as stipend* 100%$3,156$10,456$3,156$7,300 75%$15,781$7,842$0$7,842 50%$15,781$5,228$0$5,228 25%$15,781$2,614$0$2,614 V alue of stipend for MedScholars effort less than 100% is prorated e.g. 75% effort is calculated as $10,457 (value of 100% effort) x.75 = $7,842 Traveling Scholars eligible for $2,500 for transportation & visas. Required medical costs covered by the MedScholars program.
MedScholars Overview The Scholarly Concentrations and MedScholars are two, SEPARATE programs! o You can do your SC project with MS funding – or not. o You can do an MS project within your SC area – or not. Funding can be adjusted after project acceptance, with mentor and program approval. Proposals can be submitted ANYTIME before the deadline (24/7) o Travel Scholars encouraged to submitted AT LEAST 2 deadlines earlier than travel intended (i.e. January for Summer).
MedScholars Overview Joan Menees MedScholars Program Coordinator MSOB 3c33 7am-1pm Mara Violanti Assistant Director, Medical Student Research & Scholarship MSOB 399 7:30am-4:30pm
MedScholars: Preparation Thursday, September 20, 2012
MedScholars Preparation Thursday, September 20, 2012 Finding a mentor Proposal guidelines MS Online The routing process Tips & tricks
MedScholars Preparation How do I find a mentor? Community Academic Profiles (CAP) SC Director Older students MS website Watch for s
Overview of the Process 1. Find a mentor and project 2. Draft your proposal 3. Get SC Director’s feedback 30+ days before deadline 4. Complete cover sheet in MS Online & upload documents 5. Route to mentor 6. Submit for MS Review
Drafting your proposal Your proposal will include: Cover sheet (MS Online) Research experience Abstract Learning objectives Protocols (or applications) Mentor’s letter of support (Guidelines: )http://medscholars.stanford.edu/application.html#selection
The Routing Process
Top Tips & Tricks Start your draft early! Don’t wait to submit for faculty review! Deadline is at 6:00, not midnight You still need to submit for MS review after your mentor approves the proposal Don’t forget protocols and co-mentor’s letters COMMUNICATE!
MedScholars Preparation Joan Menees MedScholars Program Coordinator MSOB 3c33 7am-1pm Mara Violanti Assistant Director, Medical Student Research & Scholarship MSOB 399 7:30am-4:30pm