Medical Scientist Training Program

career/field information sessions

In addition to Monthly Events/Grand Rounds, Class Meetings and other events, the MSTP regularly holds additional optional Info Sessions dedicated to exploring career options for MD-PhDs. Most of these events are hosted by a specific Clinical Department, and highlight opportunities for physician scientists in that field.

2017 - 2018

An Eye Opener on Successful Clinician-Scientist Careers in Ophthalmology
Oct 25, 2017, 5:00 - 6:00pm, 301 Stellar Chance Labs, dinner provided
Featuring: Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Ken Shindler, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Josh Dunaief, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology

2016 - 2017

Physician Scientist Career Paths in Neurology - a faculty panel discussion
May 23, 2017 panel 12-1pm, followed by informal discussion 1-1:30pm, 515 JMEC, lunch provided
MCed by: Dr. Dennis Kolson, Professor of Neurology and MD-PhD Program Steering Cmt Member.
Panel discussion of Physician Scientists in Neurology

Physician-Scientist Careers in Internal Medicine Discussion
April 27, 5:00pm Location TBD
Featuring fellows and faculty at all stages in their careers

Physician Scientist Career Paths in Pediatrics - a panel discussion
February 20, 2017, 1:30 - 3:00pm, Smilow 12-146AB, lunch provided
Featuring: Dr. Mike Hogarty, Director of the CHOP Physician Scientist Program, Dr. Lisa Zaoutis, Director of the CHOP Residency program, Dr. Joe St. Geme, Chair of Pediatrics

An Eye Opener on Successful Clinician-Scientist Careers in Ophthalmology
Oct 24, 2016, 5:30 - 6:30pm, 301 Stellar Chance Labs, dinner provided
Featuring: Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Ken Shindler, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Josh Dunaief, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology

2015 - 2016

Physician-Scientist Careers in Pathology
June 30, 1:30 - 2:30pm, 252 BRB, lunch provided
Featuring: Dr. Robert Doms, Professor of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Microbiology, Dr. Warren Pear, Gaylord P. and Mary Louise Harnwell Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dr. Taku Kambayashi, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dr. Donald Siegel, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Dr. Kathleen Montone, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director of the Pathology Residency Program and of the Division of Anatomic Pathology

Physician-Scientist Careers in Internal Medicine Discussion
April 12, 5:30pm Smilow 11-146, light dinner
Featuring fellows and faculty at all stages in their careers

Physician Scientist Career Paths in Neurology - a faculty panel discussion
April 1, panel 12:30-1:30pm, followed by informal discussion 1:30-2:00, 515 JMEC, lunch provided
MCed by: Dr. Dennis Kolson, Professor of Neurology and MD-PhD Program Steering Cmt Member.
Panel discussion of Physician Scientists in Neurology

Physician Scientist Career Paths in Pediatrics - a panel discussion
March 2, 12:00 - 1:30pm, Jordan Law Auditorium, lunch provided
Featuring: Dr. Mike Hogarty, Director of the CHOP Physician Scientist Program, Dr. Lisa Zaoutis, Director of the CHOP Residency program, Dr. Joe St. Geme, Chair of Pediatrics, and a current resident/fellow(s)

2014 - 2015

Careers in Industry - Q&A with Scott Mellis, MD, PhD, VP of Clinical Sciences Translational Medicine at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
May 21, 12:00 - 1:30pm, 251 BRB, lunch provided

Intro to Pathology for MD-PhD students
May 6, 1:00-2:00pm, 253 BRB, lunch provided
Featuring: Dr. David Roth, Chair of Pathology, Dr. Robert Wilson, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Dr. Warren Pear, Gaylord P. and Mary Louise Harnwell Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and Dr. Kathleen Montone, Director of the Pathology Residency Program

MD/PhD Q&A Session with Dr. Mike Parmacek, Chairman of the Department of Medicine
April 1, 5:30pm, 5 Maloney conference - HUP

Physician Scientist Career Paths in Pediatrics - a panel discussion
February 23, 1:00-2:00pm, BRB 252, lunch provided
Featuring: Dr. Joseph St. Geme, Chair of Pediatrics, Dr. Lisa Zaoutis, Residency Program Director, Dr. Mike Hogarty, Physician Scientist Program Director, David Hill, current resident and Penn MSTP alum, and Chris Smith, current resident

Physician Scientist Career Paths in Neurology - a faculty panel discussion
September 8, 1:00-2:00pm, 14th floor BRB, lunch provided
Hosted by: Dr. Frances Jensen, Chair of Neurology and Dr. Dennis Kolson, Professor of Neurology and MD-PhD Program Steering Cmt Member. This event featured a terrific panel of physician scientists in neurology: Drs. Alice Chen-Plotkin, John Detre, Murray Grossman, Eric Lancaster, Brian Litt, Dave Raizen, Steve Scherer and Geoff Aguirre (who is a faculty member and one of our MSTP alums), plus one of our 6th year students who plans to apply in neurology, Alex Gill

GI interest meeting with Division Chief, Anil Rustgi, MD
August 20, 6 - 7pm, 253 BRB

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