MSTP Current Students | 2017 Retreat

This page provides information  about the 2017 MSTP Retreat at the Grand Geneva Resort for current students and faculty. If you are an alum or other guest, information about the full 50th Anniversary Celebration can be found here.

Register Here!

MSTP or GDDTP students attending the retreat should register at the link above. UChicago faculty interested in attending, please contact Sarah Laloggia.

Retreat Program


Transportation to the Grand Geneva will be provided via charter bus, departing from the Hyde Park Hyatt hotel at 9:30a.m. on Saturday, June 24th. Retreat attendees are welcome to join us for breakfast at the Hyatt (room TBD) from 8:00-9:00a.m.

If you would prefer to provide your own transportation, please plan to arrive for lunch at noon. Typical driving time is approximately 2 hours from UChicago campus.


Saturday June 24, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast at the Hyde Park Hyatt

9:30 a.m. Current students and alumni who wish to attend the MSTP Retreat depart for the Grand Geneva Resort via chartered bus.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch at the Grand Geneva

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Alumni panels and discussions TBD

  • 1:00-2:30 Panels
    1) Using your PhD in Clinical Practice
    2) Using your MD in Research
    3) Developing Skills for Unique Career Trajectories
    4) Women in Medicine
  • 2:30-4:00 Rotating Roundtable Discussions on Panel Topics
Confirmed Panelists/Career Mentors
David Adelman, MD'03, PhD'01 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Plastic Surgery University of Texas, Anderson Cancer Center
Carol Westbrook, MD'78, PhD'77 Consulting Medical Oncologist Technical Analysis Corp.
Megan McNerney, MD'07, PhD'05 Assistant Professor, Pathology University of Chicago
Andrew Hack, MD'02, PhD'00 Chief Financial Officer Editas Medicine
Diana Bolotin, MD'06, PhD'04 Assistant Professor, Dermatology University of Chicago
Warren Sandberg, MD'94, PhD'91 Professor & Chair, Dept. of Anesthesiology Vanderbilt University
Dawn Davis, MD'03, PhD'01 Associate Professor, Medicine University of Wisconsin
Judith Smith, MD'99, PhD'97 Associate Professor, Pediatrics University of Wisconsin
Tammie Benzinger, MD'00, PhD'98 Associate Professor, Radiology Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
William Mcdade, MD'90, PhD'88 Executive Vice President & Chef Academic Officer Ochsner Health System

4:15 - 6:15 p.m. Poster session & networking
Current students in the graduate phase should send poster abstracts to John Coukos by June 5th.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dinner

9:00 p.m. Trivia

Sunday June 25th, 2017

Check out of rooms before breakfast. Luggage stored by management until departure.

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast 

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. State of the Program Address by Dr. Marcus Clark

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions

  • F30 Workshop
  • Early Career Planning (Residency, Funding, Etc.)
  • General Mentoring

11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Lake Geneva Cruise

3:45p.m. Depart Grand Geneva for UChicago campus via chartered bus

Reminder for MSTP Students

The retreat is a required program activity. Thus, you are expected to attend all events unless you have obtained prior approval for your absence. If you will not be able to attend any part of the event, you should contact Dr. Anastasio as soon as possible to discuss.