Program Summary: The New Jersey Medical School Physician Scientist Skills Program provides an opportunity for international physicians, scientists and other health care researchers to enhance their research knowledge and gain hands-on experience and skills in a mentored environment, with access to cutting-edge core facility equipment. The Program, which entails one year of mentored research, is administered through New Jersey Medical School's Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Research.
The start date for all Physician-Scientists in the 2013-2014 Program is June 17, 2013 (although participants can begin the Program anytime during the preceding two-week period beginning on May 31, 2013).
The principal Program goals are to develop the Physician Scientist's research skills, with an emphasis on application of techniques, experimental design and critical analysis of data, and to further his/her understanding of research methodology as applied in an academic medical setting.
Program Activities to meet the Goals:
Outcomes if Goals are met:
Participant Selection: Selection of participants in the Program is based on academic record and expressed interest in pursuing career tracks in academic medicine. Among the qualifications of a successful applicant is a minimum USMLE average score of not less than 230 in Step 1 and Step 2. All applicants will be interviewed (by phone or in person) and asked to provide:
Application materials will be accepted beginning January 1, 2013, through April 30, 2013. The Program for 2013-2014 anticipates accepting twenty (20) Physician Scientists.
Areas of Research Excellence: Research Mentorships are available in:
Core Facilities Exchange Program (CFX) - Training opportunity for international biomedical professionals to expand their knowledge and experience with cutting-edge biomedical research and clinical equipment.
BLS (Basic Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification courses available (course fees may be charged in addition to Program fee).
Padmini Salgame, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Director of Graduate Medical Research Program
New Jersey Medical School
185 South Orange Avenue, MSB A-902
Newark, NJ 07101-1709
For more information on the application process, please contact:
Director, Research Policy for New Jersey Medical School
185 South Orange Avenue, MSB C-690
Newark, NJ 07101-1709
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