Medical Scientist Training Program graduates can be found making meaningful contributions in medicine, in research, in government and in industries across the country. Find out more about our alumni and program outcomes.
UW MSTP contributes to development of MD-PhD programs nation-wide
Several program evaluation projects have been initiated and driven by our trainees, reflecting broad programmatic support for trainee-oriented goals and outcomes. Published in peer-reviewed journals, these publications share our efforts and best-practices with the national MD/PhD training community.
Our MSTP team of students, directors and administrators published study data in 2020 regarding gender influences in MD-PhD training using our MSTP as a case study in the Journal of Women’s Health.
- Heffron AS, Braun KM, Allen-Savietta C, Filut A, Hanewall C, Huttenlocher A, Handelsman J, Carnes M. Gender Can Influence Student Experiences in MD-PhD Training. Journal of Women's Health. 2020 Apr 28. Doi:10.1089/jwh.2019.8094. [epub ahead of print]. PMID: 32349608; PMC Journal – In Process.
Our MSTP team of students, directors and administrators published outcomes data in 2019 for Medicine 902: Physician-scientist preceptorship in BioMedCentral Medical Education.
This innovative curriculum was developed by M4 Jon Stefely, Director Anna Huttenlocher and Administrator Chelsea Hanewall. Together with M4 Erin Theisen and Co-Directors Mark Burkard and JP Yu, they co-authored the publication.
- Stefely JA, Theisen E, Hanewall C, Scholl L, Burkard ME, Huttenlocher A, Yu JJ. A physician-scientist preceptorship in clinical and translational research enhances training and mentorship. BMC Med Educ. 2019 Mar 27;19(1):89. PMID: 30917818; PMCID: PMC6438136.
|Current students||UW MSTP graduates|
|National MD-PhD programs|
|Race/ethnicity underrepresented in medicine||18%||12%||10%|
|First generation college students||10%||10%|
*latest national data available in Akabas, 2019, Figure 1
|Graduates who completed postgraduate training||N=57||N=8,441|
|Academia full time||54.4%||57.2%|
|Academia part time||17.5%||2.5%|
|NIH, federal agency, other institute||1.8%||4.5%|
|Other & consulting/law/finance||1.8%||4.6%|
*national data in Brass, 2019, Figure 1
Areas of graduate study
*Data below is for 2015-20 UW MSTP graduates; N=51
|14||Cellular and Molecular Biology|
|5||Cellular and Molecular Pathology|
|2||Population Health Sciences|
|1||Comparative Biomedical Sciences|
|1||History of Science, Medicine & Technology|
Time to degree: 8.19 years
Publications: 450 total, 8.8 average; 4.3 average first-author
Fellowship success rates
59% funding success for 2015-20 graduates who applied for external fellowship funding
MSTP students have been awarded a total of 51 external fellowships since we started tracking in 2006:
- F30 (37)
- F31 (5)
- American Heart Association (5)
- R36 (2)
- UNCF Merck (1)
- U.S. Department of Defense (1)
From 2014-2020, 60 graduates entered residency training. Two entered post-doctoral research fellowships.
Research during residency
Physician-scientist training programs: 11
Research track, research-in-residency: 25
Elective research during residency: 15
Research during residency = 85%