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Medical Scientist (M.D./Ph.D.) Training Program

A Powerful Education in a Location You’ll Love

A PowerPoint Presentation About Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University, in conjunction with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory, sponsors a medical scientist training program (MSTP) leading to both the MD and PhD degrees. The purpose of the MSTP, partially funded by a competitive grant from the National Institutes of Health, is to train academic medical scientists for both research and teaching in medical schools and research institutions. Graduates of this program are equipped to study major medical problems at the basic level, and at the same time, to recognize the clinical significance of their discoveries. The MSTP has been continually growing in size since its inception in 1981 and acquisition of NIH funding in 1992. The program now has 56 students, with 6-8 matriculants recruited for each incoming class.

Stony Brook is located in a region of coves, beaches, and small historic villages on the North Shore of Long Island, approximately 50 miles east of New York City and midway between Manhattan and Montauk. The area has retained its distinctive New England flavor and combines the charm of a rural setting minutes from the waters of Long Island Sound with proximity to the cultural, scientific, and industrial resources of the nation's largest city. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is about 25 miles west, and Brookhaven National Laboratory about 18 miles east of Stony Brook.

Stony Brook University, founded in 1957, was designated the State University's fourth University Center with a mandate to develop undergraduate and graduate programs in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and engineering. The university campus has grown to eighty-seven buildings on 1,400 acres, including the nineteen-story University Hospital and Research Park, a recently completed Biomedical Engineering building and Center for Computational Biology, and a hotel conference center and new athletic and recreational facilities under construction. Stony Brook is a Type I research University (ranked in the top 2%) and is one of the top three public research Universities in the country.

From campus, it's an easy bicycle ride to the villages and harbors of the North Shore and Long Island Sound beaches. A short drive brings one to Atlantic Ocean beaches at Fire Island, the vineyards, of the North Fork, and the elegance of the Hamptons. With a Long Island Rail Road station on campus, a train ride conveys students to the heart of New York City in a little more than one hour. Ferry service in nearby Port Jefferson provides a short and enjoyable route to New England.

Stony Brook University has been energized over the past several years by the recruitment of an internationally renown infectious disease physician-scientist, Dr. Samuel Stanley, as President of the university, an equally renown hematologist and physician-scientist, Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, as Dean of the School of Medicine, and yet other terrific physician-scientists, Dr. Yusuf Hannun, Dr. Lina Obeid, and Dr. Vince Yang, as the new Cancer Center Director, Dean for Research, and Chair of Medicine, respectively. Philanthropy to the School of Medicine approached $200 million this year, enabling the hiring of many new faculty and the start of construction of a new Medical and Research Technology building that will house the Cancer Center and a Bioimaging Center, and a new Pediatrics hospital. The School of Medicine recently developed a five-year plan entitled "Translating Research and Transforming Medicine."

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is world-renowned for biological research including cancer genomics and neuroscience. Brookhaven National Laboratory, one of the major government research centers in the country, is managed by Stony Brook and Battelle Memorial Institute and carries out important research in all areas of science and engineering. Most relevant to MSTP students, Brookhaven National Laboratory will shortly open NSLSII, the most powerful light source in the world, for studies in structural biology including determination of protein crystal structures.

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