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Physician Scientist Forum

The Physician Scientist Forum (PSF) is a gathering of students and faculty to meet for various topics including scientific writing workshops, student research seminars, and grand round style clinical consults. The goals of the PSF are to provide activities to help MD/PhD students envision the next steps of training through interactions with practicing physician scientists and fellows, experience connections between science and medicine through analysis of cases in the context of our community, and provide UMass Medical School (UMMS) physician scientists the opportunity to learn and potentially participate in research conducted by our MD/PhD students and others at UMMS.  


UMMS COVID-19 Forums

UMMS COVID-19 Forum - Epidemiology, Pathology & Biology

This Forum features brief highlights summarizing what is known about COVID-19, including the epidemiology, pathology, and biology of coronavirus, as well as research on COVID-19 that is currently being conducted at UMMS. 

UMMS COVID-19 Forum - Hypertension & Diabetes

This Forum focuses on co-morbidities that greatly increase the lethality of COVID-19, including Hypertension and Diabetes. We review what is known about COVID-19 pathology and basic biology, and discuss what mechanisms could explain clinical and epidemiological observations.

UMMS COVID-19 Forum - Remdesivir

This Forum focuses on remdesivir — currently a very scarce but potentially effective treatment for COVID-19 — to discuss the ethical, social, and policy implications of resource allocation during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020


Monday, October 5, 2020

MD/PhD Physician Scientist Forum: Clinical Problem Solving - Session 1
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM

Monday, October 19, 2020

MD/PhD Physician Scientist Forum: Open Investigations - Session 1
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM

Monday, October 26, 2020

MD/PhD Physician Scientist Forum: Science Consult - Session 1
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM