Welcome to the new UAB MSTP blog! That’s “the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)” to you. Yes, the “at Birmingham” is part of our name, even though UAB actually also has 3 branch campuses ( Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, and a new one opening in Montgomery).
Here, you will find anything ranging from personal anecdotes of life in the MST program at UAB to reviews of journal articles, events, and other cool things going on in Birmingham. Our hope is to give you a glimpse into our lives – what it’s like being a first year, transitioning to the graduate school years, rhapsodizing about science, struggling in the lab, enjoying an evening out with fellow students, going back to the clinics, and (finally!) graduating from the program. May you laugh with us, commiserate with us, nerd out with us, and enjoy the ride.
I guess at this point, it would be good to say a little about how this is going to work. This blog is kind of going to be an eclectic amalgam of writings from various students in the program. Those of us on the MSTP Communications Committee will be the regular writers on here, and there will be guest posts from other students in the program as well. See the “About Us” page for more details if you’re curious about that sort of thing. Oh, and if you’re one of our students and you want to submit a post, feel free to do so by sending us an e-mail or filling out the form on the Contact Us page. Our goal is to post (hopefully) once a week on Mondays, at least for the time being.
With that, I present to you, the story of our lives: the UnABridged MSTP.