- Pathways Programs at UCSF
- Molecular Medicine
- For Mentors and Alumni
Pathway to Discovery in Molecular Medicine
The Molecular Medicine Pathway to Discovery provides training and a career-support framework to help students and residents envision a "career path forward" that combines clinical practice and disease-oriented laboratory research.
Resources for MMP Learners
All years: September 1- Annual Individual Development Plan (see IDP form)
Years 1 and 2: April 15 - RAPtr application for summer research
Year 3: November 30 - RAPtr Letter of Intent to apply for year-long research support; January 15 - RAPtr application for year-long research support
Research Year: July 1 - MD with Distinction enrollment
Year 4: February 15 - Thesis draft due; April 1 - Final Thesis due
Goals of the Molecular Medicine Pathway
- To provide UCSF students with a foundation of course work and an intensive laboratory research experience with a carefully chosen mentor and role model
- To enable UCSF residents to "keep the flame of research interest burning" through participation in elective coursework, seminars and journal clubs, and laboratory research when possible, as they complete their graduate clinical training and apply for fellowships
In the News
Fourth-year medical student Sam Brondfield is different. He has spent his student career exploring disease in every stage. It’s ambitious, but Brondfield — who first was interested in studying the stars — has always seen the bigger picture.