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1 MedScholars Overview Tuesday, September 18, 2012

2 What is MedScholars? Who is eligible? When is it? Where is it? How does it work?

3 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

4 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…

5 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

6 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

7 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)

8 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.

9 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).

10 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

11 MedScholars: Preparation Thursday, September 20, 2012

12 MedScholars Preparation Thursday, September 20, 2012 Finding a mentor Proposal guidelines MS Online The routing process Tips & tricks

13 MedScholars Preparation How do I find a mentor? Community Academic Profiles (CAP) SC Director Older students MS website Watch for s

14 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

15 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

16 MS Online

17 The Routing Process

18 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!

19 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


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