Education Projects

Medical Scientist Training Program

The Caltech-UCLA Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is dedicated to educating and training exceptionally qualified individuals for careers in the biomedical and sociomedical sciences, with dual MD/PhD degrees. To fulfill this mission, we recruit exceptionally bright and accomplished students who exhibit a passion for knowledge and a life-long commitment to research and leadership.

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Rangell Endowment

Through the Leo Rangell Endowment, we are developing new clinical initiatives to open opportunities for UCLA Psychiatry Residents to be attracted into careers in the public sector dedicated to treating underserved populations with mental illness; are working to integrate psychoanalytic and ethnographic methods into resident and student education; and are bringing visiting scholars to campus to educate us and bring attention to these issues.

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Social Medicine

In July 2016, MSTP student Rachel Parks, rising 2nd years Jose Sanchez-Cruz, Jeremy Flores, and Jennifer Cohenmehr, and Center researcher Ron Calderon presented their ethnographic observations of LA’s homeless on Summer Research Poster Day. Click here for the poster.

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