Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Newly Appointed Trainee / Scholar FAQs
What's the difference between the Postdoctoral MTPCI and the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) Degree Program?
Differeces between the two programs are as follows:
- The didactic coursework required of the Postdoctoral MTPCI is offered through the MSCI Degree Program. However, the MSCI requires more didactic credits than the MTPCI.
- MTPCI scholars must be a US citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident. MSCI students may be currently on a visa.
- The MTPCI requires scholars to complete annual Career Development Plans, attend the annual Career Development Retreat, and submit an abstract and present a poster at the annual Research Symposium.
MTPCI Scholars do have the option to enroll in additional coursework and pursue the degree.
More information on the MSCI may be found here.
How many scholars are in the Postdoctoral MTPCI?
Approximately 12 new Scholars are accepted to the Postdoctoral Program each year, typically totaling to about 25 scholars participating each year.
How many Postdoctoral MTPCI Scholars pursue a graduate-level degree?
80-90% of MTPCI scholars pursue graduate-level degrees (typically the MSCI Degree) while enrolled in the program.
What's a typical schedule for a Postdoctoral MTPCI Scholar?
Completion of the Postdoctoral MTPCI typically takes two to three years. At a minimum, scholars are required to enroll in one didactic course per semester throughout the duration of the program in addition to the Research Seminar taken throughout the duration of the program.