The MSTP has implemented several courses that are specifically designed for MD-PhD students.
The Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course, which is mandated by the NIH, is held in the fall of the first year of the PhD. This course provides a framework for the students to deal with complex ethical issues. Since the fall of 2012, our students have been taking a Quantitative Skills statistics course. It is held after the end of the RCR course for the students in the first year of the PhD. This course provides quantitative skills for students doing laboratory research. Graduate courses are taken by MSTP students to give them a scientific basis for their PhD studies.