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DART Application Guidelines

Residency Program

During the first and second year of residency, you are encouraged to consider your research interests and meet with potential research mentors. Primary research mentors should be clinically-trained investigators with R01 or other competitive peer-reviewed funding, and a strong track record of research mentoring. As your primary mentor, they are responsible for:

  • Meeting with you on a regular basis (e.g., weekly or bimonthly)
  • Closely supervising your research progress and development
  • Meeting with you and the research track administrators (Drs. Book, Back, Barth and Brady) twice a year to establish your annual goals and evaluate progress toward attaining those goals
  • Providing mentorship regarding your research career options and decisions.

Regular Decision

Applications are to be submitted during the second year of residency (PGY2) with official start date at the beginning of the third year of residency (PGY3). Typically, the program is able to accept 2 to 4 new trainees each year.

Eligibility

Resident at MUSC

To apply, please submit the following materials

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • 1 to 2 page personal statement
  • Name of primary research mentor
  • Two letters of reference, one of which should be from your primary research mentor who will be supervising your work in the DART program

All application materials should be submitted to Dr. Sudie Back by April 1. Please be aware that supplemental information may be requested during the application process.

Early Application

Eligibility

Resident at MUSC

To apply, please submit the following materials

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • 1 to 2 page personal statement
  • Name of primary research mentor
  • Two letters of reference, one of which should be from your primary research mentor who will be supervising your work in the DART program

PGY1 residents interested in starting the DART program during their PGY3 are eligible to apply for an early application opening March 1. Early applications close August 1, and notifications will be sent by September 1. Materials are to be submitted to Dr. Sudie Back. Please be aware that supplemental information may be requested during the process.  

 

Summer Program

Spots are limited and applications are competitive. Undergraduate, graduate and medical students are eligible to apply. Students that are accepted into the summer program will be matched with a faculty mentor based on research interests. Thus, you do not need to identify a mentor before you apply to the DART summer program. If your application is accepted, we will identify a mentor for you, and will provide you with your mentor's name and contact information so that you may contact him or her and begin preparing for the summer program.

To apply, complete our online application and be prepared to submit the following materials

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • 1-2 page personal statement

Summer applications are due February 1 and notifications of award will be sent March 1. 

Click here to apply to the DART Summer Program. 

 

For questions or more information, please contact the DART Program Coordinators.