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MD-PhD Program

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) provides integrated graduate training in scientific research and clinical medicine, leading to a combined MD-PhD degree. The program is funded in part by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, MSTP T32 GM140935.

About the Program

We aim to produce physician-scientists who will make major contributions to the understanding and improvement of human health. As a student, you will benefit from UW–Madison’s status as a world-class research institution.

Our program draws from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the UW–Madison Graduate School to provide remarkable resources and opportunities for both medical education and graduate research training.

Program Overview  

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Integrated Curriculum

Our fully integrated curriculum incorporates both clinical and research elements throughout the entire program.

Ready to Apply?

When you apply to medical school through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), be sure to select the option to combine a PhD with an MD.

Student Life

We support your health and well-being throughout your medical school experience. You will meet students from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences, whose interests and skills enrich each incoming class.

Summer Scholars

The MSTP Summer Scholars program offers a focused summer research opportunity to undergraduates interested in pursuing an MD-PhD dual degree, complete with MD-PhD admissions workshops, advising, clinical shadowing and professional development.

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Living in Madison

Madison, Wisconsin is a city for all seasons (yes, even winter). From relaxing lakeside at Memorial Union Terrace to enjoying the natural splendor of the UW Arboretum, Madison is the perfect place to live, study and play.

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