Council Minutes for February 2015:

Persons in Attendence:

10 MSTP Students



Intro to MSTP: Zita announced that the first years are using their funds toward class sweatshirts and a camping trip

GSS: Zita announced that the GSS Health and Wellness Committee is informing students of student health insurance updates

Women’s Group: The MSTP Women’s Group held a social at Corner Alley on February 1st lost of delicious food and bowling was had

Summer Retreat: Paloma Giangrande from University of Iowa has been confirmed as our keynote speaker. Andrew presented a tentative agenda, based on past agendas. The timeline and order have not been finalized but potential speakers and workshops were identified and discussed

Responsible Conduct of Research Program Expansion for Graduate Training (RCR+4): This program will be an extension of currently existing RCR training, per NIH mandate. It will begin in the fall. MSTP will host the second campus-wide RCR, in October. Students discussed replacing the October monthly meeting with the RCR+4 session in order to maximize attendance by MSTP students

Mentoring Program Update: Nelson is currently matching first and second year medical students to more mentors who are more senior in the MSTP. If you are interested in mentoring and have not contacted him yet, please do so

Monthly Meeting for Feburary: James Anderson, MD/PhD, Pathology, February 24th, 6 pm in T501

Winter Retreat: March 3rd, PhD phase students must present a poster. (Abstracts are due to Kathy by February 23rd)

Revisit Weekend: April 17-18: More details soon




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