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Enrollment in Pathways to Discovery signals a learner's commitment to complete a core or advanced Pathway in a given period of time (by completion of the degree or  training program).  For information about individual Pathway requirements, read more on the individual Pathway sites under "The 5 Pathways" tab above. For enrollment timelines, deadlines, forms, and contacts, find the program that best describes your Pathway goals and where you are on the continuum toward competency in your area.

Undergraduate Professional LearnersResidents

Undergraduate Enrollment Application 
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Resident Enrollment Application
(Application Preview)
4-Year Program 
4-Year Program with MD with DistinctionAdvanced Degree Enrollment          
5-Year Program and MD with Distinction 
PROF-PATH Enrollment 
Advanced Degree Enrollment 

IDS 140.20 Approval Form for Independent Project Work

 

Pathways Enrollment

Undergraduate Professional Learners

(completing a standard 4-year degree program)

Deadline: June 1st prior to graduation year. 

 

Steps to Application:

1. Autumn before graduation:

- Consult with Pathway Director

- Interview potential mentors

2. Winter before graduation:

- Prepare application proposal (preview)

- Notify mentor of intent

3. June 1st:

- Complete application

- Verify mentor endorsement

Residents and Fellows

(within eligible training program)

Deadline: February 15th in the year you intend to begin Pathways to Discovery.

 

Steps to Application:

1. Autumn before graduation:

- Consult with Pathway Director

- Interview potential mentors

- Confirm time-off request with training Program Director.

2. Winter of application year:

- Prepare application proposal (preview)

- Notify mentor of intent

3. Complete application by February 15th

- Verify Program Director endorsement

Pathways Enrollment for 4-year Programs and MDwD

For Health Professions Education, Global Health,
and Health & Society
For Clinical and Translational Research

Deadline - last opportunity to apply June 1st prior to graduation year; to apply earlier, contact the administrator or director for directions

Timeline

1. Autumn of the year before graduation year

- consult with directors

- interview mentors

- confirm ability to complete coursework and/or more extensive project

- identify three committee members (your mentor, plus 2 content experts OR your mentor, one content expert and one of the Pathways directors)

2. April of the year prior to

- prepare proposal

- previews available at RAPtr

- notify mentor that they will receive a mentor endorsement

3. June 1

- submit proposal

4. August 1st

- submit your committee membership form, your official enrollment in the MDwD program

Enrollment Application Procedure

Step 1

- submit proposal on June 1 via form available here by March 1

Step 2

- submit a committee membership form by August 1 available here on July 1

Deadline - last opportunity to apply April RAPtr cycle prior to graduation year; to apply earlier, contact the administrator or director for directions

Timeline

1. Autumn of the year before graduation year

- consult with directors

- interview mentors

- confirm ability to complete coursework and/or more extensive project

- identify three committee members (your mentor, plus 2 content experts OR your mentor, one content expert and one of the Pathways directors)

2. January

- prepare proposal

- previews available at RAPtr

- notify mentor that they will receive a mentor endorsement

3. If you are also seeking funding, April 15 (check RAPtr to confirm deadline)

- submit proposal via RAPtr

- submit a short enrollment form on June 1

    If you are not seeking funding, June 1

- submit a full proposal

5. August 1

- submit your committee membership form, your official enrollment in the MDwD program

Enrollment Application Procedure

Step 1

- if you are seeking funding, submit a full proposal by mid-April via a form available at RAPtr by mid-March

- if you are not seeking funding, submit a full proposal by June 1st via a form available here by May 1

Step 1.5

- if your full proposal was submitted in April and approved, submit a short enrollment form by June 1 available here on May 1

Step 2

- submit a committee membership form by August available here on July 1

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Pathways Enrollment for 5-year Programs and MDwD

For Molecular MedicineFor all other Pathways

Deadline

- last opportunity to apply by June 1st of the second year of training. Research year funding application due in January RAPtr cycle of year prior to graduation year

-standard enrollment by April 15th of first year of training for summer funding between first and second year of training

Timeline A - Standard

1. As soon as possible before or after arrival at UCSF

- consult with directors

- interview mentors

- confirm ability to complete this 5-year Pathway

- complete Independent Development Plan(IDP) with Pathway directors using this form

- develop proposal

- previews available at RAPtr

2. Apply for Pathways Explore Summer Fellowship by April 15th (confirm deadline at RAPtr) via RAPtr form available on March 15th.

3. June of second year of training

- consult with directors about your proposal for a yearlong research fellowship

- complete Independent Development Plan (IDP) with Pathway directors using this form

- identify three committee members (your mentor, plus 2 content experts OR your mentor, one content expert and one of the Pathways directors). Note: if you have not identified your committee members, a RAPtr reviewer with expertise in your area will join your committee.

4. November of 30th of third year of training

- Letter of Intent due November 30th via RAPtr form available on October 30th

- develop proposal

- previews available at RAPtr

5. January 15th of third year of training (confirm deadline at RAPtr)

-  Yearlong Funding Application due using link at RAPtr available on December 15th.

- learners whose proposals are funded will automatically be enrolled in the appropriate Pathway to Discovery and the appropriate registration option

6. June 1 of third year of training - submit a short enrollment form by June 1 available here on May 1

7. August 1- submit a committee membership form by August 1 available here on July 1

Timeline B - Last Opportunity

1. By April of second year of training

- consult with directors

- interview mentors

- confirm ability to complete this 5-year Pathway

3. June of second year of training

- consult with directors about your proposal for a yearlong research fellowship

- complete Independent Development Plan(IDP) with Pathway directors using this form

4. November of 30th of third year of training

- Letter of Intent due November 30th via RAPtr form available on October 30th

5. January 15th of third year of training (confirm deadline at RAPtr) -  Yearlong Funding Application due using link at RAPtr available on December 15th.

6. June 1 of third year of training - submit a short enrollment form by June 1 available here on May 1

7. August 1- submit a committee membership form by August 1 available here on July 1

Deadline - last opportunity to apply January RAPtr cycle of year prior to graduation year; to apply earlier, contact the administrator or director for directions.

Timeline

1. Autumn of the year before graduation year

- consult with directors

- interview mentors

- confirm ability to complete coursework and/or more extensive project

- identify three committee members (your mentor, plus 2 content experts OR your mentor, one content expert and one of the Pathways directors). Note: if you have not identified your committee members, a RAPtr reviewer with expertise in your area will join your committee.

4. November of 30th of third year of training

- Letter of Intent due November 30th via RAPtr form available on October 30th

- develop proposal

- previews available at RAPtr

5. January 15th of third year of training (confirm deadline at RAPtr)

-  Yearlong Funding Application due using link at RAPtr available on December 15th.

- learners whose proposals are funded will automatically be enrolled in the appropriate Pathway to Discovery and the appropriate registration option

6. June 1 of third year of training - submit a short enrollment form by June 1 available here on May 1

7. August 1- submit a committee membership form by August 1 available here on July 1

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Pathways Enrollment for Advanced Degrees

Pathways hosts several advanced training programs for learners who've developed the "core" skills at UCSF or other institutions.  Advanced training opportunities require a commitment to additional coursework and/or projects of more breadth and depth than required by core tracks.  Options include:

 

PROF-PATH Enrollment

All PROF-PATH participants must enroll in a Pathway to Discovery or an equivalent approved by the PROF-PATH and Pathways leadership.  Learners from all UCSF professional schools are encouraged to apply.

  • Learners seeking funding are encouraged to begin by consulting with a PROF-PATH faculty member.
  • Applications for PROF-PATH fellowships are administered via the Resource Allocation Program for Trainees (RAPtr)
  • Visit RAPtr for application forms, previews, and resources designed to help prepare an excellent proposal.

Learners can enter PROF-PATH in two ways:

PROF-PATH Fellows (Quarterly and Yearlong)Limited Involvement (PROF-PATH Scholars)

For quarter-long projects:

  1. Consult a PROF-PATH faculty member on project and mentorship at least three months prior to application deadline
  2. Enroll in Pathways by June 1 via the Pathways Enrollment process
  3. Apply for the PROF-PATH quarterly funding via RAPtr. Quarterly fellows must participate in the Summer CIP sessiosns, so only projects that span July and August (i.e. Summer quarters) are eligible. Please get in touch with PROF-PATH coordinator Victoria Chen if your proposed project timeline falls outside of this timeframe.
    1. Consult the RAPtr website for deadlines
  1. Enroll in Pathways by June 1 via the Pathways Enrollment process.
  2. Apply to PROF-PATH for up to $500 in research funding as a PROF-PATH Scholar. Please contact PROF-PATH coordinator Victoria Chen to learn more.                                       

For yearlong projects:

By January 15th annual deadline

  1. Consult a PROF-PATH faculty member on project and mentorship at least three months prior to Letter of Intent deadline on November 30th.
  2. Submit a letter of intent (see RAPtr form available October 30th)
  3. Enroll in Pathways by June 1 via the Pathways Enrollment process.
  4. Apply for the PROF-PATH yearlong funding via RAPtr
    1. Yearlong application deadline: January 15th
  5. All yearlong awardees will also be reviewed for entry into a Pathway. For more information, consult the directions above for the 5-year plus MDwD program enrollment.
 

Enrollment in IDS 140.20 - Pre-Approval for Independent Project Work

Health Professional Learners undertaking research or other projects who are enrolled in Pathways enroll in IDS 140.20 rather than research elective units.

Enrollment Requirements:
  • enrollment in a Pathway to Discovery
  • prior approval from the Pathway Director and mentor
Timeline:

Applications must be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the period for which credit is requested.

Process:
  1. Consult school advisors to determine how many and when to schedule weeks of independent project work
  2. Alert mentors who will receive an endorsement form once the request for approval is submitted
  3. Submit the request for approval form.
  4. Save the link to the application portal sent via email upon submission. Learners can consult this link to monitor when approval is received
  • applicants must list specific tasks they will complete for each period requested.
  • credit must be requested in 2-week blocks and may be requested for as little as 2 and up to 14 weeks total credit
  • applicants can request approval for up to three work periods per submission
  1. Refer questions to the coordinator of your Pathway

IMPORTANT: registration via the UCSF registrar is not sufficient and credit will not be given to learners who enroll in IDS 140.20 without director and mentor approval using the process outlined above.

Residents

For residents interest in HPE, H&S, MMP, and GH, the deadline to apply for your residency program approval is February 15, 2014.  A proposal will be due on June 1st.

Learn more about course dates, contacts, application and proposal forms here.

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