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Info for Incoming 2021 MSTP Students:

Important Dates to Remember:

June 1, 2021 Typical start date for 10 week summer rotation
June 14, 2021 Last day to begin an 8 week summer rotation
TBA M1G & M2G Summer Rotation Talks
TBA Annual MSTP Retreat - Incoming students must be on campus by this time
August 9-13, 2021 College of Medicine Orientation Week
August 13, 2021 (tentative) White Coat Ceremony - 3:00 pm - Hancher Auditorium
August 16, 2021 First Day of Medical School Classes
September 6, 2021 Labor Day Holiday (M1/M2 no classes)
September 15-17, 2021 Medical Student Research Conference (all summer rotation students will present)

For the remainder of important dates, please see the Carver College of Medicine 2021-2022 calendar, below.

Calendar & College of Medicine Information:

Summer Rotation:

We are delighted to know that some of you will be on campus this summer doing a research rotation.  Here are just a few things to remember about setting up your rotation:

  1. Identify a minimum of 2 faculty with whom you would like to rotate. Our Current & Rotation Mentors and MSTP Associated Faculty pages are a great place to begin.

  2. Contact Pam Geyer to let her know who you are considering for rotation.

  3. Pam will work with you to identify a good fit for you for the summer.

  4. Once you have decided on your rotation lab, you should talk with the faculty member about potential projects, start date, vacation dates, etc.

  5. Remember, we'd like you to start your rotation on June 1, 2021 but no later than June 14, 2021.


  • You will earn an annual stipend of $30,500 (FY2020).

  • Your pay begins the day you begin training.

  • You are paid monthly on the 1st of the month.

  • Your first paycheck will come on the 1st of the month after you begin training.

Health Insurance

  • Health insurance coverage is mandatory for health sciences students.

  • You may purchase health insurance from the University or you may be¬†covered on another policy. We will explain your health benefits options when you arrive on campus.

  • If you purchase health insurance from the University you are eligible to begin coverage the day you begin training.

  • Dental benefits are available (but not mandatory).