Students receive advising and support throughout the entire program. The program manager, Janet Bassett, serves as the central resource for recruits and current students. Janet manages student needs regarding tuition, insurance, transitioning between MD and PhD years, and other program requirements. In addition, she provides advice and counsel throughout every year of the program.
Students have full access to MD Program resources (wellness and other student services) in addition to their selected graduate program support services. Students are always welcome to meet with the director, and will have an annual one-on-one meeting to specifically discuss their progress toward their academic and career goals.
The MD-PhD director, program manager, and leadership team serve as core guides throughout the physician-scientist training journey and provide a foundation for students during their academic career at the University of Utah.