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This is an uncharted and unique time, and the landscape seems to be shifting daily (if not hourly). At Tri-I, we are doing our best to adapt to our “new normal” and support our students and the larger Tri-I community. While we are not physically in the MD-PhD office, we are all still working and available. If you need to get in touch with us, the best way is to send an email to
The results of the 2020 Residency Match Day were once again overwhelmingly positive for the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD graduating students. Though this year was a unique Match Day experience, with everyone in social isolation, our students, and those across the country found ways to celebrate together.
Robert Williams, fifth year student in the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, has been awarded an F30 award from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute. 
Constance Zhou, third year student in the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program, has been awarded the Junior Leadership Award from Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP). 
Current Tri-Institutional MD-PhD student, Maria Passarelli, has been awarded an F30 Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute. 
Dr. M. Elizabeth Ross, MD, PhD, member of the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD graduating class of 1982, is a co-senior author on a recent Nature Genetics paper identifying a genetic cause for a "mosaic" disorder. This heretofore poorly understood disorder causes abnormalities in the skin, brain, and beyond. 
As we announced last year, the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program founded a "House System." This MD-PhD student-led initiative has the goal of fostering mentorship and community within and across the Program.
The summer of 2019 saw a record 16 Gateways students. They came from across the country to spend 10 weeks working in labs at all three of our institutions (plus one at HSS), doing clinical shadowing, participating in clinical problem based lab discussions led by current MD-PhD students, and volunteering in the Heart to Heart Community Clinic.
With another three interview days behind us (two in October and the last one just recently on November 21), we are waist deep in the 2020 admissions cycle. With 90 applicants representing 43 colleges and universities invited to interview over the three days, it has been an exciting interview season here at the Tri-I. We were honored to welcome this multi-talented group of students to our campus.