79% in academia and research

  • 54.4% academia full time
  • 17.5% academia part time
  • 1.8% NIH, federal agency, other institute
  • 5.3% industry

Top 5 residency match institutions:

  1. University of Wisconsin
  2. Stanford University
  3. Harvard University
  4. University of Michigan
  5. Washington University in St. Louis

Top 5 specialties

  1. Internal medicine
  2. Pathology
  3. Pediatrics
  4. Radiology
  5. Neurology; Psychiatry (tied)

Our University of Wisconsin Medical Scientist Training Program graduates are making positive impacts and discoveries, advancing medical science and clinical care across the globe. They help train the next generation of physician-scientists by serving as mentors, advisors, and educators: multiple graduates of the program are now faculty trainers right here at UW-Madison.

Nearly 80 percent of UW MSTP graduates from the past 15 years hold positions in academia, the NIH or other federal agency, or research institutes or industry after completing their clinical training; higher than the 71 percent reported in the National MD/PhD Program outcomes study.

Our recent graduates have had significant success at transitioning to independent careers in biomedical science, and in maintaining research engagement during their clinical training: 86 percent of 2015-2020 graduates entered residency programs with integrate research training.

Meet the graduates of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.