Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)
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.
Our soon-to-be grads found out the site of their upcoming residency training during the UMN Match Day ceremony on March 17, 2023 at McNamara Alumni Center. Congratulations to the 2023 MSTP graduating class!
MSTP students are eligible for research funding from the University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) through its Translational Research Development Program.
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.
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.