Monthly Meetings with Program Leadership
Every month, the UF MD-PhD Directorate convenes a dinner meeting with all current MD-PhD Scholars. (Attendance is required.) The agenda consists of information/communications of interest to Scholars. Also, an open session is available for Scholars’ issues and concerns.
The monthly meetings are restricted to UF MD-PhD Scholars, Directorate members, and invited faculty. The function of the meetings are: 1) Communication of Program activities, UF MD-PhD Scholar achievements, meeting dates, etc.; 2) Organizational reports from the UF MD-PhD Student Council and its Wellness Committee. UF COM and UF Graduate School, etc.; 3) Developmental issues with time set aside for workshops for introduction of new MD-PhD programs. Attendance will be required.
The planning of the Fall Retreat is the responsibility of the Scholar Council, delegated to the rising GS1 class. It is convened over a full-day on a Saturday in the Fall semester at a site on or near the Gainesville UF campus. The agenda includes social time for networking, a progress report from the MD-PhD Directorate, and a session in which all Scholars (GS2-GS4, plus MS3-MS4) present a poster describing their work.
The GS2 Scholars organize the Spring Symposium as a celebration of MD-PhD Research open to the UF HSC community. It is held in the Spring at a venue on the Gainesville UF HSC campus. The Symposium features a lecture by a distinguished national scientist, who is identified and invited by UF MD-PhD Scholars, as the Annual MD-PhD Symposium Speaker. A poster session of Scholar research is held in conjunction with the lecture.