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  • Welcome to the Postdoctoral MTR application process.

    Before you begin, we recommend that you click through each application page and gather the necessary information.  You are not able to save this application and return later.  Specifically, prepare contact information for three references (your primary mentor, division chief and/or department chair, and one other), your curriculum vitae, personal statement, and research proposal.

    Contact program staff at mtrpor@mail.med.upenn.edu with any questions.
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  • Funding Application
    • We are pleased to announce a request for applications for the ITMAT Scholarship Program and the CTSA KL2 Mentored Career Development Program in Clinical and Translational Science offered by the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics.

      Positions are open to residents, post-doctoral students, fellows, and junior faculty (in the first 2 years of their faculty appointment) in the Dental, Medical, Nursing and Veterinary Schools at Penn/CHOP.  The goals of both programs are to support early career investigators while they engage in a T1 research project and complete the Masters of Science in Translational Research (MTR).

      Both programs support formal didactic training and/or protected time for research trainees whose clinical and translational research is focused on the elucidation of mechanistic and therapeutic aspects of disease process.

      Deadline for funding applications is Nov 15, 2013 for appointments beginning July 1 2014.

      Learn more about the KL2 and ITMAT Scholarship on the website.

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    • The University of Pennsylvania seeks to draw students from diverse backgrounds. The information requested below will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of our recruitment effects and to facilitate selection of a diverse student body. This information is CONFIDENTIAL and COMPLETELY VOLUNTARY. Answering the question or the omission of an answer will not influence the University’s decision on admission. 
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    • The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other Universityadministered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD). Specific questions concerning the accommodation of students with disabilities should be directed to the Office of Student Disabilities Services located at the Learning Resources Center, 3820 Locust Walk, Harnwell College House, Suite 110, 215.573.9235 (voice) or 215.746.6320 (TDD).
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  • Education: list all schools attended Remove Entry

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  • Post Graduate Training: include internships, residency, fellowships, post doctoral, and other appointments (if applicable) Remove Entry

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  • Work Experience: include academic, research, and professional experiences (full and part-time) in the last 3 years, other than your current position already provided Remove Entry

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  • Prior Conviction and Academic Integrity
    • If yes, your Personal Statement should include any facts that you believe bear on the significance of this circumstance.

    • If you have ever been convicted of, or pled guilty or no contest to any felony or misdemeanor (excluding minor traffic violations) follow this link and provide further information on a confidential basis.

      The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, as amended, requires colleges and universities to provide information related to security policies and procedures and specific statistics for criminal incidents, arrests, and disciplinary referrals to students and employees, and to make the information and statistics available to prospective students and employees upon request.  Federal law requires institutions with on-campus housing to share with the campus community an annual fire report. 
       
      In addition, the Uniform Crime Reporting Act requires Pennsylvania colleges and universities to provide information related to security policies and procedures to students, employees and applicants; to provide certain crime statistics to students and employees, and to make those statistics available to applicants and prospective employees upon request.
       
      To review the University’s most recent annual report containing this information, please visit:
      http://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/clery/report or http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/crimes-index.html
      You may request a paper copy of the report by calling the Division of Public Safety’s Special Services Department at 215-898-4481.
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  • Recommendations
    • List three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. These should include your primary mentor your division chief and/or department chair and a third faculty member. These individuals should be able to comment on your qualifications relevant to the study of translational research and your commitment to a career in translational research. 

      By entering their contact information, you agree to this statement: I understand that these recommendations will be treated as confidential to the officers and faculty members of the University of Pennsylvania; I understand further that it will be used solely for decision on my application for admission. I therefore agree that the contents of these appraisals shall not be made known to anyone else, including myself.

      Please ask your mentor(s) and chief/chair to follow these guidelines (pdf).

      The system will send an email to them asking for their recommendation documents (a referee form and a letter of support).  We recommend you notify them to watch their email to ensure their responsiveness. 
  • Recommendation Contact Information - General
    Note: Each recipient will receive an individual email from you. This will not be sent as a group email.
    Recommendation Contact Information - General
    Note: Each recipient will receive an individual email from you. This will not be sent as a group email.
    Recommendation Contact Information - General
    Note: Each recipient will receive an individual email from you. This will not be sent as a group email.
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  • Personal Statement

    • Attach these documents below: 
      • Personal statment: 1 page description of the career goals that includes a description of your education plan and how the MTR degree meets your educational objectives
      • Research plan: 2-3 page description of proposed research project
      • Curriculum Vitae 
      • Any external support for your salary or research program (if you are applying for funding)
      • NIH Biosketch for primary mentor
      • Other support for primary mentor

      Please discuss your study objectives in translational research and how you perceive to use the MTR in your career. Be as specific as you can about the area in which you plan to study, your educational and research experiences that have led to your interest in translational research. The content and quality of your statement are crucial elements of your application.

      Application Fee: $45 (US currency only)
      Payable to: Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

      Please send payment in the form of check or money order drawn on a US bank or international postal money order to:
      Marti Dandridge
      8033 Maloney Building
      3400 Spruce Street
      Philadelphia PA 19104-4283
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    • This is the end of the application. Before you click submit, you may review your application and edit any entry. When you are finished, click submit to complete your application. Remember to follow up with those listed to confirm their recommendation will be submitted before the application deadline and submit your application fee.
       
      You will receive an email from this system confirming your submission after you click 'Submit'.
      If you do not receive this, please contact us.

      Thank you for your interest in the MTR program! We will be in touch soon.