Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program (MMPTP)
Postdoctoral Training Programs
With guidance from their mentor(s) and other MMPTP faculty, trainees will devote full-time to one or more original research projects and any requisite courses or other activities to accomplish their goals. (Physicians in the program may devote the equivalent of one afternoon per week to clinical service to maintain their proficiency.) As trainees complete the program and make the transition to independent scientists, the product of their training is expected to be the completion of one or more original research projects leading to the publication of several papers and presentations at national or international meetings. At the conclusion of the training period, trainees are expected to apply for individual grant support and faculty status.
There are two types of postdoctoral research training programs. Depending upon their previous doctoral education, trainees are assigned to Track I or II. Track I is designed for the trainee with one of the following degree(s) in biomedical or plant science: PhD, MD and PhD, DSc, or an equivalent doctorate earned through rigorous courses and an original research dissertation. Track II is designed for trainees with the MD degree (or DO, PharmD, DDS, DVM, or other clinical doctorate). Track II is subdivided into basic and clinical research plans, Track IIB and Track IIC, respectively. A synopsis of each training option is presented below.
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