M1 and M2 Research Meeting

Archived Research Meeting Schedules

The MSTP M1 and M2 Research Meetings (12:15 PM in Room B646 Mayo Building) aim to promote the intellectual involvement of first and second year MSTP students in research, provide a venue for students to learn of the many exciting research opportunities at the University of Minnesota that might be suitable for subsequent PhD thesis research, and to develop key research and professional development skills that will promote a successful transition to the graduate phase and overall career development as a physician scientist. The meetings are a combination of research and professional skills development activities, discussion of past research accomplishments, opportunities for future thesis projects and career development by MSTP faculty preceptors, and student-led discussion of research articles from the scientific literature in a journal club format. All first and second year MSTP students are required to attend.

Schedule for spring 2018

January 8 
Journal Club 

January 15
No Meeting - Martin Luther King

January 22
F30 Discussion - "Applicant's Background and Goals for Fellowship Training" Section 
Yoji Shimizu, PhD

January 29   
Journal Club

February 5    
F30 Discussion - "Applicant's Background and Goals for Fellowship Training" Section
Yoji Shimizu

February 12
No Meeting

February 19
Journal Club

February 26   
MSTP Research Showcase:
-Zohar Sachs , MD, PhD
-David Potter, MD, PhD
-John Bischof, PhD
-Kaylee Schwertfeger, PhD

March 5 
Experimental Design: Sample Size, Outliers and Exclusion Criteria 
Peter Bitterman

March 12  
No Meeting

March 19  
Experimental Design: Blinding and Randomization
Peter Bitterman

March 26   
Step 1 prep

April 2 
Journal Club

April 9  
Choosing an Advisor I

April 16 
Choosing and Advisor II

April 23
No Meeting - Spring Break

April 30 
No Meeting - Spring Break

May 7 

May 14  

May 21 

May 28 
No Meeting - Memorial Day