Welcome to the UMN MSTP

The University of Minnesota’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) combines rigorous scientific training with world-class medical education to cultivate the complete physician-scientist.

Our MD/PhD program is funded by the National Institutes of Health to develop the next generation of physician scientists. Our mission is to train and support a diverse community of dedicated students to become physician scientists who are able to integrate their scientific, clinical, and leadership skills to promote human health. We bring together outstanding, motivated student-leaders and experts in the field for a supportive training experience that is both challenging and rewarding.

Successfully pursuing the physician scientist career path through an MSTP requires a true passion for scientific investigation and patient care.

Want to learn more? See a complete program overview.

MSTP Group
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

MD/PhD students get a broad range of training opportunities through our graduate programs. Considering the degree program for yourself? Learn more about eligibility requirements, research opportunities, clinical training, and other key details.

current students
CURRENT STUDENTS

Find quick links to the resources you need most as a current student, including forms and instructions, upcoming events, and more.

UMN MSTP 2022 graduates at Match Day in March 2022

2022 MATCH DAY RESULTS

Our soon-to-be grads found out the site of their upcoming residency training during the UMN Match Day ceremony on March 18, 2022 at McNamara Alumni Center. Congratulations to the 2022 MSTP graduating class!

CSTI research funding for mstp

CTSI RESEARCH FUNDING FOR STUDENTS

MSTP students are eligible for research funding from the University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) through its Translational Research Development Program.

WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING

The UMN Medical School Center of Multicultural Affairs and Engagement recently interviewed current medical students about their experiences at the UMN and "why Minnesota." A full list of UMN Medical School student profiles can be found here, or click the links below to learn hear from MSTP students.

2022 COMMENCEMENT

2019 Med School commencement Yoji Shimizu, Matthew Wheelwright, Bryce Binstadt

Medical School Commencement was held on May 6, 2022, returning to an in-person format. Congratulations to our ten 2022 graduates! View pictures of this year's ceremony on Facebook.