ICRE News

March 16, 2020

ICRE Evaluation Project Coordinator Chelsea Proulx, MPH, Coauthors Article on the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP)

Institute for Clinical Research Education staff member Chelsea N. Proulx, MPH, recently coauthored an article describing the structure, competency goals, and early outcomes of the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP). A program of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the PSTP is designed to prepare the next generation of MD-only physician-scientists engaging in preclinical research.

In the article published in Academic Medicine, Chelsea and her coauthors Dr. Richard Steinman, director of the Physician Scientist Training Program and the Medical Scientist Training Program, and Dr. Arthur Levine, Senior Vice Chancellor of the School of the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, present data on 81 medical students accepted to the program from academic year 2007-08 through 2018-19. The authors found that PSTP alumni are twice as likely as their classmates to match into research-heavy departments and to publish first-authored papers.

Chelsea has been the Evaluation Project Coordinator for the ICRE since 2017.


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