Each year, up to 25 highly talented women and men from across the country join the MSTP. More than 120 undergraduate institutions are represented among current and past MSTP students. The students come from diverse backgrounds and have wide-ranging interests, but all are united by their interest in the practice of medicine and a passion for science. Their collective goal is to become the next generation of leaders in academic medicine and biomedical research.
MSTP students are leaders in both the medical and graduate programs, they serve on various university committees, and they are members of extramural organizations. In the lab, MSTP students are highly productive, with authorship on more than 400 journal articles over the past five years.
MSTP students’ interests are not limited to biomedical research; in recent years, MSTP students have established the Young Scientist Program and the Mad Scientist Network. In addition, they have collaborated with traditional medical school students to institute the Saturday Morning Clinic (the first student-run free clinic in the nation) and the Public Health Plunge (a program to expose entering students to the challenges of public health).