Maintaining contact with clinical medicine and integrating the
MD/PhD training experience as completely as possible is a core value of
Tufts MSTP. All trainees complete one 6-week clerkship prior to entering graduate school. In addition, all trainees complete the Family Medicine clerkship during the second year of graduate school. The ability to complete two clinical requirements in this way provides increased flexibility for re-entry into medical school upon completion of the PhD.
Trainees complete one
clinical clerkship prior to the PhD training and complete the required
clerkship in Family Medicine during the PhD years. The four week Family
Medicine requirement is completed the second ear of graduate school, typically in March. Timing is coordinated in collaboration with the Office of
Student Affairs of Tufts University School of Medicine.
Returning to Clinical Medicine Workshop
Huggins, MD, the MSTP Clinical Adviser, works closely with MSTP
trainees who are in the final year of PhD study to prepare them for
clinical clerkships. Students shadow Dr Huggins on rounds, refresh
their skills in taking a medical history and conducting a physical
examination. Each student arranges this activity with Dr Huggins
MSTP Contact Information
James Schwob, MD, PhD
Health Science Campus
The Health Sciences Campus is home to Sackler, the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nutrition, Tufts Medical Center and several research institutes.
Tufts Medical Center
Tufts Medical Center is home to many Sackler faculty members.
The Tufts Clinical Translational Science Institute attacks problems in health-related research.