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Testimonials: From Fellow to Faculty

“As I continue to move forward in my career development, I often reference the skills and experiences I have gained through the MSCI program. The curriculum is high-yield and has allowed me to better understand the design and interpretation of research, as well as improve my medical writing, and grantsmanship. In addition to this robust curriculum, the MSCI program provided a community of support that has fostered long-term relationships with mentors invested in my career.”

Wendy Bottinor, MD, MSCI

Instructor, Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine


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“The MSCI program has been critical to my early successes as a clinical researcher.  Beyond providing all the tools needed to design and analyze research projects, the MSCI provided me with excellent career mentorship and structured training in grant writing, peer-review, and medical writing, topics that investigators usually have to figure out on their own.  The MSCI degree is truly invaluable to anyone considering a career as a clinical investigator.”

Jonathan D. Casey, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Allergy/Pulmonary & Critical Care


“The MSCI program emphasizes the fundamentals of translational research, from study design to statistical analysis. It harmonizes the resources and strengths of Vanderbilt University Medical Center to further strengthen an outstanding community of translational researchers, of which I am lucky to be a part.”

Wade T. Iams, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Hematology/Oncology


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“The MSCI program is truly a family that cultivates advanced skills in statistics, epidemiology, grant writing, and clinical trials which combined have led to a perspective change in the way I approach medical research. Through this program, I have enhanced my own research publication and grant writing. Moreover, my MSCI has taught me critical skills that were instrumental in being selected as the Fellow Editor of Gastroenterology allowing me to the opportunity to critically review papers into our premier journal. This program has given me advanced skills to not just be a successful scientist, but a leader in an academic career.”

Rishi Naik, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition


“The mentorship and curriculum in the MSCI program provided me with an invaluable foundational understanding of study design, biostatistics, grantsmanship, and communication of results in patient-oriented research.”

Sharidan Parr, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Biomedical Informatics


 

“The MSCI program is a How-to Guide for academic medicine.  I enjoyed the class work and experiential learning, and was surprised by how much it shaped my view of clinical medicine and career development, in addition to research.  I cannot imagine trying to start a career in clinical research without the toolkit provided by the MSCI.”

 

Matt Semler, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Allergy/Pulmonary & Critical Care