Info for Incoming 2019 MSTP Students:

Important Dates to Remember:

June 17, 2019 Last day to begin an 8 week summer rotation
August 8, 2019 M1G & M2G Summer Rotation Talks
August 9, 2019 Annual MSTP Retreat - Incoming students must be on campus by this time
August 12-16, 2019 College of Medicine Orientation Week
August 16, 2019 White Coat Ceremony - 3:00 pm - Hancher Auditorium
August 19, 2019 First Day of Medical School Classes
September 2, 2019 Labor Day Holiday (M1/M2 no classes)
September 18-20, 2019 Medical Student Research Conference (all summer rotation students will present)
December 21-January 12, 2020 Winter break for first year medical students

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 MSTP Faculty List is 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 no later than June 17, 2019.


  • You will earn an annual stipend of $28,000 (increasing to $30,000 on July 1, 2019).

  • 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).