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.

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Medical Scientist Training Program Courses

MSTP 401-0 MSTP Colleges Curriculum (0 Unit)  

The curriculum consists of several learning forums, including entire program plenaries, faculty- and student-led journal clubs, grant writing courses, skills development sessions, social outings and student TED talks and includes activities relevant to all stages of MSTP training.

MSTP 402-0 MSTP Grand Rounds (0 Unit)  

Seminar course for students in the all phases of the combined MD/PhD Program. Discussion of clinical cases is followed by discussion of relevant basic science research issues.

MSTP 590-0 Research (1-3 Units)