Medical Scientist Training Program

Degree Types: MD/PhD

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) prepares students for exciting and rewarding careers combining biomedical investigation and the practice of medicine.  

This flexible program permits the efficient and natural combination of medical and scientific training for highly motivated students of superior research potential. 

MSTP students typically complete two years of the medical curriculum followed by three or more years of research training. During this time, students complete a dissertation to fulfill the requirements for the PhD degree. Students then return to the medical curriculum to complete one and one-half years of hospital-based clinical clerkships.

See Medical Scientist Training Program Degree Requirements for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.