Research & Clinical Trials : Dermatology Medical Science Training Program



The DMSTP is designed to:

  • foster its members with academic guidance, support, and stimulation geared towards nurturing the next generation of leaders in academic dermatology & skin biology,
  • provide individualized academic mentorship (e.g. regarding publications, training & career decisions, grant proposals, research projects, networking),
  • promote an interdepartmental culture that strives to encourage collaborations between clinical dermatology and basic skin research
  • encourage residents & clinicians to engage more in research & laboratory-based researchers to strive for more clinical translation of their work,
  • facilitate increased connections of basic scientists to clinicians within the department
  • generate a forum for openly discussing early-stage research projects, preliminary results, hypotheses, ideas/concepts for future grant proposals or joint research projects
  • promote interdisciplinary collaboration on campus & within the University of Miami
  • create a mechanism for interactions & networking with external, internationally renowned investigative dermatologists and skin biologists

Program Details

  • All residents, graduate students, post-residency fellows, post-docs, and junior faculty are eligible and encouraged to formally enroll in the DMSTP.
  • Participation is voluntary, and comes with benefits.
  • The DMSTP runs and administers the Miami Skin Club (MSC) and incorporates the established Research Meeting and Journal Club, but not the Grand Rounds.
  • The DMSTP feeds into the overall vision for developing the department defined by the Chair as well as into the research goals defined by the Vice Chair for Research and the training goals set by the Residency Training Program Director. It complements the established monthly events (e.g. Grand Rounds). The DMSTP also serves as an integral component for the Dept.’s planned NIH Training Program (T32) application in 2019.
  • The DMSTP is annually evaluated, reviewed & adapted accordingly.