student_lab_pipetteWashington University’s Medical Scientist Training Program invites applications from individuals wishing to pursue careers as physician-scientists.  Successful applicants will have excellent scholarly qualifications, as demonstrated by their academic record. Furthermore, they should have a minimum of two years of undergraduate or postbaccalaureate research experience, outstanding letters of reference, and evidence of a strong commitment to a career in science and medicine. Applications will be reviewed holistically, and the 25 students in each class cohort will have a diverse range of experiences, research interests, and career intentions.​ Individuals must have completed a minimum of 90 semester units of credit or an MA degree in an appropriate field at an approved institution of higher education in the United States or Canada to be eligible for the program. Citizenship status is not a consideration in admissions decisions, and international students receive the same funding as domestic students. The Graduate Record Exam is not required.

Although most individuals enter the MSTP as first-year students, applications from students in their first or second year at Washington University School of Medicine are encouraged.

AMCAS will be available in May and the WUSOM secondary in July. You must submit the AMCAS and designate WUSOM's MSTP by October 15.  Transcripts must be submitted to AMCAS. The WUSOM secondary application deadline is October 31.  All recommendation letters must be received by November 6.  We strongly encourage you to submit materials well in advance of these deadlines.  We expect that fully half of the interview slots will be filled before the October 15 AMCAS deadline.