ARISE MD

OVERVIEW

The Advance Research training In SciEnce for MDs (ARISE-MD) PHD at UAB is a physician scientist training pathway designed to prepare residents and fellows at UAB for the roles of researchers, scholars and leaders capable of making a substantive contribution to academic medicine. The ARISE-MD pathway is designed to build on previous training at the undergraduate medical education level obtained from a nationally accredited school of medicine.  The multi-year program offers future clinician-scientists a pathway that combines clinical training with advanced research training in multiple arenas of basic science leading to a PhD degree from one of eight Graduate Biomedical Science (GBS) PhD themes. It is through immersion in a research project that ARISE-MD students gain the knowledge and skills required for the successful completion of a dissertation. Residents or fellows from any graduate medical education (GME) training program at UAB can apply to the ARISE-MD.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
  • Synthesize historical and philosophical knowledge as a foundation for the design and conduct of research that generates new knowledge
  • Critically appraise and synthesize evolving knowledge as a foundation for a scientific program of research
  • Generate knowledge that informs the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions that contribute to the advancement of science and facilitate optimal patient, population, and health systems outcomes
  • Conduct investigations based upon scientifically sound conceptual and methodological decisions about research designs, measures, and analytic methods
  • Demonstrate scientific integrity in the design, conduct, and dissemination of research
  • Participate in the mentoring of the next generation of physician scientists
ARISE-MD MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • A Doctor of Medicine (MD) from a nationally accredited institution, equivalent to that in the UAB School of Medicine
  • Eligibility for licensure as a physician in Alabama

  • Active resident or fellow matched at UAB through the UASOM Graduate Medical Education Office (ERAS Application and Match Acceptance)

  • A personal statement that evidences prior research experiences, congruence between the applicant’s research interests and chosen mentor’s research, and future endeavors as a physician scientist in academic medicine

  • A current CV or NIH Biosketch

  • Two references from individuals with expertise to comment on the applicant’s capability for research and scholarship (e.g., research mentor and UAB Residency or Fellow Chair)

  • A personal interview with an ARISE-MD advisory member or designee

Biochemistry, Structural, and Stem Cell Biology (BSSB) Theme - MSTP/Arise

RequirementsHours
Module Courses (Recommended by Theme)
GBS 781Molecular Enzymology2-3
GBS 712Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Developmental Biology2-3
GBS 782Molecular Genetics2-3
GBS 784Stem Cell Biology2-3
Theme Required Course
GBSC 742GBS Student Theme Meeting Course1
GBS Required Courses
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
One Grant Writing/Scientific Writing 21
Biostatistics 32
Journal Clubs 43
Three Advanced Courses 49
MSTP/ARISE Required Courses
MSTP 794Translational Research Seminar 51
MSTP 795Continuing Clinical Education 61
Research 724
Total Hours53-57

Please note:

  • Seminars are recommended to attend, but registration is not required.
  • Students must be registered for 9 hours each semester.  Any hours over 9 must be approved by the MSTP/Arise Director. 
  • Career development course registration (GRD, CIRTL) requires the permission of the Thesis Mentor, Theme Director, and MSTP/ARISE Director.
  • Students must be admitted to candidacy for a minimum of one year before the thesis defense.

Additional MSTP/Arise Requirements:

  • Submission of F30/F31 on or before April of GS2 Year (MSTP requirement).
  • Committee meetings held every six months.

Additional Theme Requirements:

  • Publications: At least one published paper.
  • Presentations: At least one presentation at a national or international scientific meeting.

Cancer Biology (CANB) Theme - MSTP/Arise

RequirementsHours
Module Courses
GBS 710Cell Signaling2-3
GBS 720Genomic Structure and Function2-3
GBS 769Carcinogenesis2-3
GBS 774Cancer Immunology2-3
Theme Required Courses
GBS 770Pathobiology of Cancer2-3
GBS 777Cancer Biology Seminar1
GBS Required Courses
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
Grant Writing/Scientific Writing 12
Biostatistics 23
Journal Clubs 31
Advanced Courses 49
MSTP/Arise Required Courses
MSTP 794Translational Research Seminar 51
MSTP 795Continuing Clinical Education 61
Research 724
Total Hours55-60

Please note:

  • Seminars are recommended to attend, but registration is not required.
  • Students must be registered for 9 hours each semester.  Any hours over 9 must be approved by the MSTP/Arise Director. 
  • Career development course registration (GRD, CIRTL) requires the permission of the Thesis Mentor, Theme Director, and MSTP/ARISE Director.
  • Students must be admitted to candidacy for a minimum of one year before the thesis defense.

Additional MSTP/Arise Requirements:

  • Submission of F30/F31 on or before April of GS2 Year (MSTP requirement).
  • Committee meetings held every six months.

Additional Theme Requirements:

  • Publications: At least one published paper.
  • Presentations: At least one presentation at a national or international scientific meeting.

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology (CMDB) Theme - MSTP/Arise

RequirementsHours
Module Courses
GBS 710Cell Signaling2-3
GBS 712Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Developmental Biology2-3
GBS 714Developmental Neuroscience2-3
GBS 784Stem Cell Biology2-3
Theme Required Courses
GBS 717Methods and Scientific Logic1
GBS 792CMDB Seminar1
GBS Required Courses
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
Grant Writing/Scientific Writing 12
Biostatistics 23
Journal Clubs 31
Advanced Courses 49
MSTP/ARISE Required Courses
MSTP 794Translational Research Seminar 51
MSTP 795Continuing Clinical Education 61
Research 724
Total Hours54-58

Please note:

  • Seminars are recommended to attend, but registration is not required.
  • Students must be registered for 9 hours each semester.  Any hours over 9 must be approved by the MSTP/Arise Director. 
  • Career development course registration (GRD, CIRTL) requires the permission of the Thesis Mentor, Theme Director, and MSTP/ARISE Director.
  • Students must be admitted to candidacy for a minimum of one year before the thesis defense.

Additional MSTP/Arise Requirements:

  • Submission of F30/F31 on or before April of GS2 Year (MSTP requirement).
  • Committee meetings held every six months.

Additional Theme Requirements:

  • Publications: At least one published paper.
  • Presentations: At least one presentation at a national or international scientific meeting.

Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics (GGB) Theme - MSTP/Arise

RequirementsHours
Module Courses
GBS 724Principles of Human Genetics2-3
GBS 720Genomic Structure and Function2-3
GBS 722Bioinformatics2-3
GBSC 718Epigenetics2-3
Theme Required Courses
GBS 717Methods and Scientific Logic1
GBSC 742GBS Student Theme Meeting Course1
GBS Required Courses
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
Grant Writing/Scientific Writing 12
Biostatistics 23
Journal Clubs 31
Advanced Courses 49
MSTP/Arise Required Courses
MSTP 794Translational Research Seminar 51
MSTP 795Continuing Clinical Education 61
Research 724
Total Hours54-58

Please note:

  • Seminars are recommended to attend, but registration is not required.
  • Students must be registered for 9 hours each semester.  Any hours over 9 must be approved by the MSTP/Arise Director. 
  • Career development course registration (GRD, CIRTL) requires the permission of the Thesis Mentor, Theme Director, and MSTP/ARISE Director.
  • Students must be admitted to candidacy for a minimum of one year before the thesis defense.

Additional MSTP/Arise Requirements:

  • Submission of F30/F31 on or before April of GS2 Year (MSTP requirement).
  • Committee meetings held every six months.

Additional Theme Requirements:

  • Publications: At least one published paper.
  • Presentations: At least one presentation at a national or international scientific meeting.

Immunology (IMM) Theme - MSTP/Arise

RequirementsHours
Module Courses
GBS 740AIntroduction to Immunology Part 12-3
GBS 740BIntroduction to Immunology Part 22-3
GBS 744Mucosal Immunology2-3
GBS 741Lymphocyte Biology2-3
Theme Required Courses
GBS 742Dendritic Cell Biology3
GBS Required Courses
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
Grant Writing/Scientific Writing 12
Biostatistics 23
Journal Clubs 31
Advanced Courses 49
MSTP/Arise Required Courses
MSTP 794Translational Research Seminar 51
MSTP 795Continuing Clinical Education 61
Research 724
Total Hours55-59

Please note:

  • Seminars are recommended to attend, but registration is not required.
  • Students must be registered for 9 hours each semester.  Any hours over 9 must be approved by the MSTP/Arise Director. 
  • Career development course registration (GRD, CIRTL) requires the permission of the Thesis Mentor, Theme Director, and MSTP/ARISE Director.
  • Students must be admitted to candidacy for a minimum of one year before the thesis defense.

Additional MSTP/Arise Requirements:

  • Submission of F30/F31 on or before April of GS2 Year (MSTP requirement).
  • Committee meetings held every six months.

Additional Theme Requirements:

  • Publications: At least one published paper.
  • Presentations: At least one presentation at a national or international scientific meeting.

Microbiology (MIC) Theme - MSTP/Arise

RequirementsHours
Module Courses
GBS 760Prokaryotic Genetics and Molecular Biology2-3
GBS 764Structural Biology for Micro2-3
GBS 763Microbial Pathogenesis2-3
GBS 762Virology2-3
Theme Required Courses
GBS 742Dendritic Cell Biology3
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
Grant Writing/Scientific Writing 12
Biostatistics 23
Journal Clubs 31
Advanced Courses 49
MSTP/Arise Required Courses
MSTP 794Translational Research Seminar 51
MSTP 795Continuing Clinical Education 61
Research 724
Total Hours55-59

Please note:

  • Seminars are recommended to attend, but registration is not required.
  • Students must be registered for 9 hours each semester.  Any hours over 9 must be approved by the MSTP/Arise Director. 
  • Career development course registration (GRD, CIRTL) requires the permission of the Thesis Mentor, Theme Director, and MSTP/ARISE Director.
  • Students must be admitted to candidacy for a minimum of one year before the thesis defense.

Additional MSTP/Arise Requirements:

  • Submission of F30/F31 on or before April of GS2 Year (MSTP requirement).
  • Committee meetings held every six months.

Additional Theme Requirements:

  • Publications: At least one published paper.
  • Presentations: At least one presentation at a national or international scientific meeting.

Neuroscience (NESC) Theme- MSTP/ARISE

RequirementsHours
Module Courses (Recommended By Theme)
GBS 747Special Topics (Neuroanatomy)2
GBSC 729Cell Neurophysiology2
GBS 714Developmental Neuroscience2
GBSC 727Neuro Systems2
Theme Required Course
GBS 737Neuro Student Summer Seminar Series1
NBL 703Nuerobiology Seminar Series1
GBS Required Course
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
Grant-writing/Scientific-writing 12
Biostatistics 23
Jornal Clubs 31
Three Advanced Courses 49
MSTP/ARISE Required Course
MSTP 794Translational Research Seminar 51
MSTP 795Continuing Clinical Education 61
Research Hours 724
Total Hours54
  • Students must be registered for 9 hours each semester. Any hours over must be approved by the MSTP/ARISE Director.
  • Must obtain permission of Thesis Mentor, Theme Director, and MSTP/ARISE Director to register for Career Development courses (e.g., GRD and CIRTL)
  • Students must be admitted to candidacy for a minimum of 1 year before the thesis defense

Additional MSTP/ARISE Requirements:

  • Submission of F30/F31 on or before April of GS2 Year (MSTP Requirement)
  • Committee Meetings held every 6 months

Additional Theme Requirements:

  • Publications: At least one published first author paper & one submission to a journal. Co-author papers are encouraged.
  • Presentations: At least two presentations at a national or international scientific meeting (poster and/or oral).

Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine (PBMM) Theme - MSTP/Arise

RequirementsHours
Module Courses
GBS 750Nerves, Muscles and Bones2-3
GBS 751Heart, Lung, and Kidney2-3
GBS 752GI, Endocrine, and Immune System2-3
GBS 753Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Molecular Medicine2-3
Theme Required Courses
GBS 742Dendritic Cell Biology3
GBS Required Courses
GRD 717Principles of Scientific Integrity3
Grant Writing/Scientific Writing 12
Biostatistics 23
Journal Clubs 31
Advanced Courses 49
MSTP/Arise Required Courses
MSTP 794Translational Research Seminar 51
MSTP 795Continuing Clinical Education 61
Research 724
Total Hours55-59

Please note:

  • Seminars are recommended to attend, but registration is not required.
  • Students must be registered for 9 hours each semester.  Any hours over 9 must be approved by the MSTP/Arise Director. 
  • Career development course registration (GRD, CIRTL) requires the permission of the Thesis Mentor, Theme Director, and MSTP/ARISE Director.
  • Students must be admitted to candidacy for a minimum of one year before the thesis defense.

Additional MSTP/Arise Requirements:

  • Submission of F30/F31 on or before April of GS2 Year (MSTP requirement).
  • Committee meetings held every six months.

Additional Theme Requirements:

  • Publications: At least one published paper.
  • Presentations: At least one presentation at a national or international scientific meeting.

Courses

PSDO 698. Master's Level Non-Thesis Research. 1-8 Hour.

Students may perform independent study in a research laboratory setting. This work may contribute toward the concentration credits subject to program director approval.

PSDO 699. Master's Level Thesis Research. 1-8 Hour.

Students perform independent study in a research laboratory setting. This work contributes directly to the completion of the degree and meets the degree requirements for graduation.

PSDO 720. Critical Approaches & Clinical Evaluation of Kidney Disease. 1 Hour.

Enhance knowledge of kidney disease physiology to include expansion of the themes from the Mount Desert Island Biologic Laboratory (MDIBL) course on the “Origins of Renal Physiology” Promote structured critical thinking skills focused on kidney disease. Enhance experimental design skills for the development and testing of new hypotheses. Enhance constructive reviewing skills. Engage in the culture and language of medicine through exposure to a range of clinical experiences. Provide opportunities for PROmoTE scholars and clinical faculty to discuss areas where basic science and clinical medicine intersect and where new information could be beneficial. Expose PROmoTE scholars to clinical problems and a variety of team-based investigation.

PSDO 798. PSDO Non-Dissertation Research. 1-8 Hour.

Non-Dissertation research. Only open to ARISE-MD students.

PSDO 799. PSDO Dissertation Research. 1-8 Hour.

Dissertation research. Only open to ARISE-MD students.
Prerequisites: GAC Z