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  • This is a picture of the students and faculty involved in the School of Medicine MSTP Group Photo Summer 2019 Retreat
  • Brain imaging photos with MRI
  • Picture of MSTP student Sarah Doran from her thesis defense for her PhD
  • MSTP student working in lab
  • MSTP student looking into microscope
  • MSTP student Maddy Alizadeh

Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

The goal of the combined dual degree MD/PhD program is to provide outstanding aspiring physician scientists with broad biomedical training. This experience consists of rigorous research training in the basic sciences, resulting in a PhD, complemented by inter-related clinical training that leads to the MD degree.

The MD is combined with a PhD program offered by the Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) in the following areas: Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, Toxicology, Epidemiology, Public Health, and Bioengineering (at UMCP).

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