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Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas
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Ponente: Cesar Compadre, Profesor de la Universidad de Arkansas

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  • 1. Sandwich Doctorate House Institution Student Host Institution
  • 2. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate School
  • 3. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • 4. Campus Expansion <ul><li>Residence Hall </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 177 rooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 bedroom apartments, efficiency apartments, and 2 room suites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Jones Eye Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional floors for more clinical, education, and research activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hospital </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New patient tower </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Psychiatric Research Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute (new building being constructed) </li></ul>
  • 5. About UAMS <ul><li>Research grants and contracts at UAMS and its affiliates exceed $100 million a year </li></ul><ul><li>Number of faculty has tripled in the past decade. </li></ul><ul><li>Out of 123 medical schools, 69 for NIH funding </li></ul><ul><li>7 buildings on campus house research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two Biomedical Research Centers, Barton Research Center, Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Institute for Aging, Shorey Building, and Jones Eye Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research also performed by UAMS faculty in the VA and at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Research interests <ul><li>Aging </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Drug and alcohol abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Neuroscience </li></ul><ul><li>Cell biology </li></ul><ul><li>Infectious diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Pulmonary research </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical Sciences </li></ul>
  • 7. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences <ul><li>College of Health Related Professions </li></ul><ul><li>College of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>College of Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>College of Pharmacy </li></ul><ul><li>College of Public Health </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate School </li></ul>Over 2500 students (260 graduate students)
  • 8. Graduate School <ul><li>M.S. degrees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biochemistry and Molecular Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pathology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physiology and Biophysics </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Graduate School <ul><li>M.S. degrees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical Nutrition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicative Disorders (Speech Pathology) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genetic Counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational and Environmental Health </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Graduate School <ul><li>Ph.D. degrees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biochemistry and Molecular Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary Toxicology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microbiology and Immunology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physiology and Biophysics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmaceutical Sciences </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. Graduate School <ul><li>Ph.D. degrees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication Sciences and Disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Systems Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Promotion and Prevention Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nursing Science </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. Student life <ul><li>GSA (Graduate Student Association), ASG (Association of Student Government), Student Activities and Housing </li></ul><ul><li>River Market </li></ul><ul><li>Clinton Presidential Library </li></ul><ul><li>Alltel Arena </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arkansas Twisters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arkansas Travelers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Little Rock Zoo </li></ul>
  • 13. Estimated biomedical sciences Ph.D. timeline <ul><li>First year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotate in laboratories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Second year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take more courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin work on project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pass qualifier at the end of second year </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>Years 3-6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finish up any classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research, research, research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write and defend dissertation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Average time to get Ph.D.~ 5 years </li></ul>Estimated biomedical sciences Ph.D. timeline
  • 15. Application deadlines <ul><li>Many of the programs do not have set deadlines, but it is better to apply early in order to secure a spot in the program if you are accepted. </li></ul><ul><li>Feb. 15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication Sciences and Disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genetic Counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microbiology and Immunology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>January 15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nursing Science </li></ul></ul>
  • 16. General application requirements <ul><li>Application </li></ul><ul><li>TOEFL (Students from non English speaking institutions) </li></ul><ul><li>General GRE scores </li></ul><ul><li>Subject GRE scores (this is very dependent on program) </li></ul><ul><li>Letters of recommendation (number varies) </li></ul><ul><li>Essay </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you submit all application requirements in a timely manner (prepare early) </li></ul>
  • 17. What makes a competitive application? <ul><li>Grades </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General and major </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GRE scores </li></ul><ul><li>Letters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get from people that know your academic background and career goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Advisors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Essay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can use essay to talk about any deficiencies in application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research (especially important for Ph.D. programs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul>
  • 18. GRE <ul><li>http://www.ets.org </li></ul><ul><li>What does it test? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The GRE® General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills that are not related to any specific field of study.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3 sections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verbal Reasoning: 200-800 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantitative Reasoning: 200-800 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analytical Reasoning: 0-6 </li></ul></ul>
  • 19. Sandwich Doctorate House Institution Student Host Institution
  • 20. Our Strategic Advantage <ul><li>Two institutions with the opportunity to form a synergistic collaboration in areas of common interest </li></ul><ul><li>UAMS </li></ul><ul><li>Bilingual Faculty experienced in working with Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Strong academic background </li></ul><ul><li>Strong record of scientific productivity </li></ul><ul><li>UTPL </li></ul><ul><li>Well organized </li></ul><ul><li>Support for the collaboration at the highest levels </li></ul><ul><li>A small but highly motivated pool of faculty </li></ul><ul><li>A pool of highly motivated students </li></ul><ul><li>Good and continuing improving infrastructure for “In situ” research </li></ul><ul><li>Focus in one of the highest biodiversity areas of the world </li></ul>
  • 21. UTPL-UAMS Activities 2007 -2011 <ul><li>Memorandum of Agreement (8/2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Property Agreements (in preparation) </li></ul><ul><li>UAMS Faculty visits UTPL (10 Faculty) </li></ul><ul><li>UTPL Faculty visits UAMS (10 Faculty) </li></ul><ul><li>Short term research visits by Faculty and Students (6 UAMS, 6 UTPL) </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Publications (1 accepted, 4 in preparation) </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Meeting Presentations (10) </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Students (1 MS completed 6/2011, 3 accepted 2012) at UAMS </li></ul><ul><li>Visiting students at UTPL (2 , and 2 scheduled for 1/2012) </li></ul><ul><li>Distance courses (1 graduate, 1 undergraduate) </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly telemedicine conference </li></ul>
  • 22. Challenges to “Sandwich” <ul><li>Students are highly stressed </li></ul><ul><li>Discontinuity in their academic progress </li></ul><ul><li>Students have difficulty integrating to the host institution environment </li></ul><ul><li>Students have difficulty reintegrating to their institutional environment </li></ul><ul><li>Language barrier </li></ul><ul><li>Family situation </li></ul><ul><li>Expen$$$ive </li></ul>
  • 23. What we can we do <ul><li>The student: </li></ul><ul><li>This program is only for the most highly motivated students </li></ul><ul><li>The host institution: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide strong and supportive academic advisers that understand the nature of the “sandwich program” and are willing to help </li></ul><ul><li>Provide in-state-tuition </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a culture of working with the “Sandwich Students” </li></ul>
  • 24. What we can we do <ul><li>House Institution: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide adequate economic support to the student, life is expensive in the USA </li></ul><ul><li>Provide conditions to work during the “ In situ ” periods, minimized teaching and administrative duties, research environment </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize the extraordinary effort that the “sandwich” student is making and provide commensurate salary at their return </li></ul><ul><li>Provide lots of recognition and encouragement </li></ul>
  • 25. Acknowledgments House Institution Student Host Institution

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