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 Biology (BSB) Theme - MSTP/ARISE

RequirementsHours
Module Courses 18
Theme Required Course6
GBS Student Theme Meeting Course 2
GBS Required Courses23
Principles of Scientific Integrity
Grant-Writing/Scientific Communication 3
Biostatistics 4
Journal Clubs 5
Three Advanced Courses 6
MSTP/ARISE Required Courses39
Translational Research Seminar 7
Continuing Clinical Education 8
Research 9
Total Hours76

Cancer Biology (CANB) Theme - MSTP/ARISE

RequirementsHours
Module Courses 8
Cell Signaling
Carcinogenesis
Pathobiology of Cancer
Cancer Immunology
Theme Required Courses6
Cancer Biology Seminar 1
GBS Required Courses23
Principles of Scientific Integrity
Grant-Writing/Scientific Communication 2
Biostatistics 3
Journal Clubs 4
Three Advanced Courses 5
MSTP/ARISE Required Courses39
Translational Research Seminar 6
Continuing Clinical Education 7
Research 8
Total Hours76

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

RequirementsHours
Module Courses 18
Theme Required Courses7
Methods and Scientific Logic
CMDB Seminar 2
GBS Required Courses23
Principles of Scientific Integrity
Grant-Writing/Scientific Communication 3
Biostatistics 4
Journal Clubs 5
Three Advanced Courses 6
MSTP/ARISE Required Courses39
Translational Research Seminar 7
Continuing Clinical Education 8
Research 9
Total Hours77

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

RequirementsHours
Module Courses 18
Theme Required Courses7
Methods and Scientific Logic
GBS Student Theme Meeting Course 2
GBS Required Courses23
Principles of Scientific Integrity
Grant-Writing/Scientific Communication 3
Biostatistics 4
Journal Clubs 5
Three Advanced Courses 6
MSTP/ARISE Required Courses39
Translational Research Seminar 7
Continuing Clinical Education 8
Research 9
Total Hours77

Immunology (IMM) Theme - MSTP/ARISE

RequirementsHours
Module Courses 8
Introduction to Immunology Part 1
Introduction to Immunology Part 2
Mucosal Immunology
Lymphocyte Biology
Theme Required Courses6
GBS Student Theme Meeting Course 1
GBS Required Courses23
Principles of Scientific Integrity
Grant-Writing/Scientific Communication 2
Biostatistics 3
Journal Clubs 4
Three Advanced Courses 5
MSTP/ARISE Required Courses39
Translational Research Seminar 6
Continuing Clinical Education 7
Research 8
Total Hours76

Microbiology (MIC) Theme - MSTP/ARISE

RequirementsHours
Module Courses 8
Bacterial Genetics and Physiology
Virology
Introduction to Structural Biology Methods
Microbial Pathogenesis
Theme Required Courses8
Communicating Science: Reading, Writing and Presentation
GBS Student Theme Meeting Course 1
GBS Required Courses23
Principles of Scientific Integrity
Grant-Writing/Scientific Communication 2
Biostatistics 3
Journal Clubs 4
Advanced Courses 5
MSTP/ARISE Required Courses39
Translational Research Seminar 6
Continuing Clinical Education 7
Research 8
Total Hours78

Neuroscience (NEURO) Theme - MSTP/ARISE

RequirementsHours
Module Courses8
Neuroanatomy
Cell Neurophysiology
Developmental Neuroscience
Neuro Systems
Theme Required Courses9
Neuro Student Summer Seminar Series 1
Nuerobiology Seminar Series 2
GBS Required Course23
Principles of Scientific Integrity
Grant-Writing/Scientific Communication 3
Biostatistics 4
Journal Clubs 5
Three Advanced Courses 6
MSTP/ARISE Required Course39
Translational Research Seminar 7
Continuing Clinical Education 8
Research Hours 9
Total Hours79

Pathobiology, Pharmacology, & Physiology (P3) Theme - MSTP/ARISE

RequirementsHours
Module Courses 8
Intro to Physiology
Intro to Physiology II
Intro to Pathobiology
Intro to Pharmacology & Toxicology
Theme Required Courses6
GBS Student Theme Meeting Course 1
GBS Required Courses23
Principles of Scientific Integrity
Grant Writing/Scientific Writing 2
Biostatistics 3
Journal Clubs 4
Advanced Courses 5
MSTP/Arise Required Courses39
Translational Research Seminar 6
Continuing Clinical Education 7
Research 8
Total Hours76

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 700. Pathway to Grant Submission. 1 Hour.

This course is designed to give students a basic background in topics necessary to succeed as a physician scientist in today’s academic medical environment. Topics to be covered include the NIH funding system, how to write a fellowship, record keeping, authorship and publication, conflict of interest, animal and human subjects, and finding a mentor (Open to MD-PhD, ARISE-MD, and DMD-PhD students).

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