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Translational Research Track Enrollment

Students must participate in the School of Medicine 8-week Summer Research Program during their first year. There are three OnRamps in which students can join the Translational Research Track.

OnRamp 1

  • Members are selected during the summer of their matriculating year of entry into the School of Medicine. Students selected for OnRamp 1 will participate in the selected TRT-HPTM Problem-Based Learning activities during the first three basic science core courses of Year 1. OnRamp 1 Members will also participate in the 8 week summer research program as a TL1 Trainee (Grant # TL1 TR001440) and in ITSU 1095, Inter-Professional  Translational Research Design Course (TRIPOD) which is taken with HPTM students and TL1 Pre-doctoral Trainees.

OnRamp 2

  • Members who are selected to OnRamp 2, will participate in the 8 week summer research program as a TL1 Trainee (Grant # TL1 TR001440) and in ITSU 1095, Inter-Professional  Translational Research Design Course (TRIPOD) which is taken with HPTM students and TL1 Pre-doctoral Trainees.

OnRamp 3

  • Members selected through OnRamp 3 are eligible if they have participated in the 8-week Summer Research Program and have met with Dr. Judith Aronson, Track Director.

 

 

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Track Requirements

Electives and Selective Requirements - All students in the Track must participate in ITSU 4403, Multidisciplinary Translational Research Elective in year 3. Additionally, students will be required to meet complete ITSU 4403 and ITSU 4402, Multidisciplinary Translational Research Selective in year 4. Students in the track will be required to complete a total of 3 periods of translational research during years 3 and 4.

Seminars - All students will be required to attend 4 seminars beginning their second year in medical school. TRT members are strongly encouraged to participate in the Translational Research Seminar Series with the HPTM students. Seminars may be logged at the following link: https://redcap.utmb.edu/surveys/?s=DF4HAF98WN

Capstone – A manuscript describing research work completed. This is submitted at the end of the BSHS course (ITSU 4402). A presentation of research work presented during the Translational Research Seminar Series.

If you have any questions, please contact the Institute for Translational Sciences Office of Educational Programs.