The University of Iowa

Medical Scientist Training Program

Carver College of Medicine

MSTP Calendar

Weekly MSTP Calendar of Biomedical Research Seminars

MSTP Program Events

Upcoming Events

Photos of the 2014 MSTP RAGBRAI Team

Annual Retreat

A two-day research retreat for students and faculty, held at the beginning of the Fall semester. MSTP students give oral and poster presentations, highlighting their research accomplishments. In-coming students have the early opportunity to interact with colleagues in this scientific venue.

2014 Retreat Schedule

Pictures from the 2014 MSTP Retreat

I 'Heart' Science

An annual event held close to Valentine’s Day. The MSTP Seminar Committee invites a high-profile speaker to be part of the Distinguished Biomedical Scholars Lecture Series. Following the lecture, the MSTP holds an I Heart Science poster event, where graduate phase students share their ongoing research projects.

8th Annual I 'Heart' Science Schedule

Grand Rounds

A forum for patient-based discussions which emphasize how science and medicine intersect held 5-6 times per year. A senior MSTP student, who has completed the PhD phase of training and has re-entered the medical curriculum, discusses a patient with whom he/she has interacted who presents an interesting medical issue. A more junior student, currently in the research phase, discusses a basic science issue related to the patient being presented, focusing on the most recent developments in this area of investigation.

Grand Rounds Schedule

PhD Student Thesis Seminars

The final examination for doctoral degrees is the defense of the thesis accompanied by public presentation of the thesis work.  Presentations are typically 45 minutes in length and allow sufficient time for questions following the presentation. 

PhD Student Theses Seminars

Student-sponsored Seminar Series

A student-hosted seminar series with outside speakers who present research talks and meet with MSTP students informally to discuss career opportunities. Held two times per year.

Student-Sponsored Seminar Series

Conversations in Research

This weekly, noon-time seminar series provides 1st and 2nd year MSTP students an opportunity to interact with MSTP faculty and learn about the breadth of research activities represented by this faculty group. Faculty are asked to give a short description of their career path and then discuss their research interests in an informal ("chalk talk") setting. Time is allowed for discussion of laboratory characteristics and requirements of PhD students in the particular department or program(s) with which the faculty member is affiliated.

Conversations in Research