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At the USF Morsani College of Medicine Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, we are committed to supporting our students and faculty with a myriad of educational, community-building, and recreational events. This graduate and postdoctoral News & Events page is designed to help you keep up with the latest student events, activities, and news happening within the Master’s and PhD communities.


Events

The Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs and offices across the USF campus host a variety of events every semester for current and prospective students. 

USF Health Homecoming is October 7 - 11

View the Schedule of Events


  • Open Houses & Recruitment Events

    Prospective students are invited to meet us and learn more about our programs at these upcoming events. 

    Open Houses

    Medical Science Pre-Professional Program (MSP3) Open House

    Please join us on campus at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine to hear more about our pre-professional program, and have all of your questions answered! No RSVP required. Click here for a map of USF Health. 

    Open houses begin at 4:30 PM. 

    Thursday, October 24 - MDN 1096B
    Thursday, November 14 - MDN 1096B
    Thursday, December 5 - MDL 1003B


    Fairs & Recruitment Events

    See a representative from the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs at one of these upcoming events to learn more about our programs 

    USF Graduate & Professional School Fair 

    Thursday, October 17
    University of South Florida - Marshall Student Center Ballroom
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) 

    November 13-16
    Anaheim, CA
    Booths 515 & 517

    For more details about the conference, including the exhibition schedule, visit ABRCMS 2019.

  • Workshops & Other Events

    Medical Schools Admissions Series

    The Medical Schools Admissions Series brings representatives from various MD and DO programs to USF. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the admission requirements and application processes for each institution. 

    The Admission Series will be held in MDA 1209 from 1:00-2:00 PM on the dates listed below. 

    Wednesday, October 9 - University of Florida College of Medicine
    Tuesday, October 22 - Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
    Monday, October 28 - The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Tuesday, November 19 - Saba University School of Medicine
    Tuesday, December 3 - Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Friday, December 6 - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
    Tuesday, December 10 - St. Matthew's University School of Medicine


    Other Workshops

    Friday, October 18 - Career Pathways Annual Symposium

    Hosted in collaboration with AMSGS, Career Pathways provides Medical Science graduate students with opportunities to learn about various career paths they may wish to pursue after graduation. This year will feature speakers with careers in: intellectual property, industry research, science writing, medical diagnostics, consulting, and government research. 

    MDL 1003B
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    View the full schedule and register here

    View the Flyer

    Wednesday, October 23 - Interviewing Techniques with Dr. Specter

    Attendees will learn common question types, tips on how to improve their answers, as well as common stressors and how to deal with them on interview day. Intended audience for this workshop is students interested in pursuing a career as physician, dentist, or other health profession.

    MDL 1003
    12:00 - 1:00 PM

  • Seminars

    Faculty and students present their current research projects.

    Bioscience Seminars

    Bioscience seminars are held on Fridays at 11:30 AM in MDL 1003B.  

    October 11 - Mario Delmar, MD, PhD

    “Debunking the concept of gene-one disease in inheritable sudden death”

    Martinsen Endowed Chair
    Patricia and Robert Martinsen Professor of Cardiology
    The Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology
    New York University School of Medicine

    October 18 - No Bioscience Seminar

    AMSGS will host Career Pathways Annual Symposium

    October 25 - Vincent B. Young, PhD, MD

    "C. difficile Infection: Lessons from Patients and Animal Models”

    William Henry Fitzbutler Collegiate Professor
    Department of Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases Division
    Department of Microbiology & Immunology
    The University of Michigan

     Fall 2019 Bioscience Seminars

    STRAP-Mediated Oncogenic Signaling in Colorectal Cancer: A Targeting Opportunity
  • AMSGS Events

    Join our student organization for a variety of upcoming social and professional development events. 

    Professional Development Events

    Friday, October 18 - Career Pathways Annual Symposium

    Hosted in collaboration with the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs, Career Pathways provides Medical Science graduate students with opportunities to learn about various career paths they may wish to pursue after graduation. This year will feature speakers with careers in: intellectual property, industry research, science writing, medical diagnostics, consulting, and government research. 

    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM 
    MDL 1003B
    View the full schedule and register here

    View the Flyer


    Social Events

    Trivia Nights

    AMSGS attends trivia at Peabody's (15333 Amberly Drive) at 6:30 PM every other Thursday. Come out and enjoy good company and help the team win! Upcoming dates: 

    October 17
    October 31
    November 14


    Journal Clubs

    Journal clubs provide students with the opportunity to practice their public speaking skills and prepare for CQEs and defenses by presenting their research (or a piece of work they find interesting) to fellow students.

    Tuesday, October 22 - Caroline Simmons

    "Characterization of unknown genes in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum to elucidate artemisinin mechanism of action"

    12:00 PM
    Location TBD


     

  • Defenses & CQEs

    Defenses and CQEs are open to the public. 

    Dissertation Defenses

    Upon successful completion of a dissertation defense, these students will graduate with a PhD in Medical Science.

    No defenses currently scheduled. 


    Comprehensive Qualifying Exams

    Wednesday, October 30 - Caroline Simmons

    Allergy, Immunology, & Infectious Diseases
    1:00 PM 
    IDRB 302

    Wednesday, November 6 - Jyotsna Chawla

    Allergy, Immunology, & Infectious Diseases
    2:00 PM
    IDRB 302

    Thursday, November 6 - Justin Nicholas

    Allergy, Immunology, & Infectious Diseases
    9:00 AM
    IDRB 302

    Past CQEs


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Program News

Students who competed in 3MT competitionAMSGS sponsored it's first Three-Minute Thesis competition in preparation for the university-wide event that is held each Fall. Students from various programs presented to a panel of five judges, consisting of three faculty members and two staff members.The winner was Chemical Engineering student, Abhijeet Iyer, whose presentation was entitled "Air Pollution: Thinking Inside the Box."

AMSGS hopes to make this an annual event to provide students an opportunity to develop their public speaking skills and practice discussing their research with non-specialist audiences. 

 

 



Dr. Derrick Rowe and Dean Michael TengThis summer, Dr. Derrick Rowe visited USF for Career Pathways. 

Career Pathways provides Medical Science graduate students with opportunities to learn about various career paths that they may wish to pursue after graduation. Dr. Rowe graduated from the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology at USF, where his research focused on developing alternative therapies for the treatment of ischemic stroke. He is now a registered patent attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on patent prosecution and counseling designed to help clients protect their intellectual property rights.

View photos from the event here


four students with two dogs

Before finals week, the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs hosted two certified Therapy Dogs from Pet Partners to provide a little stress relief for students and staff! 

See the photos here