Gaitsch will be matriculating to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) M.D.-Ph.D. Partnership Program as an Oxford-Cambridge Scholar next year, in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Medical Scientist Training Program. After completing two years of medical school at Johns Hopkins, she will begin her graduate training in 2021 and plans to pursue a D.Phil. in biomedical sciences at the University of Oxford, co-mentored by an investigator at the NIH. She hopes to focus her research on the mechanisms underlying neuroinfectious and neurodegenerative diseases. After completing her graduate degree, she will return to the United States to complete her M.D. Her medical and scientific graduate training will be fully funded by the program.
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