Interview Visit​ 

Travel

Transportation and hotel charges will be paid by the MSTP, as are meal expenses incurred as part of the interview process. All travel arrangements are handled by the MSTP office.

Interviews

Typically, nine applicants are invited for each interview session, which consists of an orientation and a tour of the Medical facilities on Thursday afternoon and a full day of interviews on Friday. The types of interviews are as follows:  

MSTP Committee Interview

This 20-minute panel interview will focus on your research. Since the Committee will direct the discussion, you should not prepare a talk or a presentation. No slides, handouts or use of the whiteboard is permitted.
 

Individual Faculty Interview

A series of 30 to 45-minute interviews with faculty members you have selected. The format of these interviews will be a discussion of your research and the research being carried out by your interviewer. The interviewer will provide the MSTP Committee with feedback.
 

Medical School Interview

A 45-minute interview with a member of the Medical School Admission Committee. The interviewer will provide an evaluation to the Medical School Admissions Committee. If a candidate has previously interviewed for an MD-only position at Washington University, they will not have a second medical school interview.
 

MSTP Wrap-up Interview

A 30-minute follow-up interview at the end of the day with a member of the MSTP Committee.
 
 

Student Interactions

MSTP students host lunches and dinners for applicants during the interview weekend, as well as lead the Thursday facilities tour. These interactions allow applicants to discuss the program informally with current students. Social activities on Thursday and Friday nights hosted by students also give the applicants a chance to learn more about St. Louis and the quality of life enjoyed by students. 
 
 

SAMPLE INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MSTP

Thursday
12:30 PM
Applicant Lunch

1:30 PM
Orientation with Dr. Wayne Yokoyama,
MSTP Director and MSTP Administrators

2:45 PM
Facility tour with current MSTP students.

5:00 PM
MSTP Weekly Meeting
 
6:05 PM
Shuttle to the Chase Park Plaza Hotel
 
7:15
PM Dinner with current students.
 
Friday
8:20 AM
Shuttle to the Medical School.
 
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Faculty Interview with Dr. David Holtzman - Neurosciences Program
 
10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Faculty Interview with Dr. Andreas Burkhalter - Neurosciences Program
 
11:20 to 11:40 AM
MSTP Committee Interview
 
12:00 PM
Lunch with current students.
 
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Medical School Interview with Dr. Koong-Nah Chung - Assistant Dean of Admissions
 
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Faculty Interview with Dr. Alison Goate - Human and Statistical Genetics Program
 
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Faculty Interview with Dr. David Gutmann - Neuroscience Program
 
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Wrap up with Dr. Thomas Baranski - Medical Scientist Training Program
 
5:00 PM
Shuttle to the hotel.
 
7:30 PM
Dinner and social activity with current MSTP students.