Events & Seminars
The MSTP sponsors academic and social events to foster a sense of group and to expand the horizons of our members. Our major activities are as follows:
MSTP Seminars - Seminars on subjects related to science and medicine, but apart from the traditional scientific seminars, are held monthly during the fall and winter terms. They are designed to offer perspectives on research, medicine, and science broadly, views which may expand the fellow's own outlook. These seminars are a required part of the MSTP and serve as an important linking mechanism for fellows at different levels of their training.
MSTP New Faculty Luncheons – These are held jointly with the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS), the entry gateway for PhD students (non-MSTP) within the Medical School. During the fall semester, departments host luncheons with "new faculty," who generally have been at Michigan for three years or less and have had few if any PhD or MSTP students. The New Faculty Luncheons are an informal way to learn about potential research mentors who have yet to become part of the student grapevine of information.
MSTP Retreat - An annual scientific retreat is held during the summer. This provides an opportunity for the advanced MSTP fellows to present a summary of their research progress. The retreat is an effective and pleasant way for the fellows to understand each other and to know about the nature of the research in which their colleagues are engaged.
MSTP Social Events - A social gathering in July welcomes the new entering fellows. At least two other informal social events are scheduled during the year, typically in January (Winter Party) and June (picnic).
Muddy Phuddy Club – Periodic discussions of important events, people and papers in the history of biomedical science. The MPC also serves as a forum through which fellows can suggest changes and present new ideas for the MSTP