MSTP Interviews

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, all 2022 cycle interviews will be virtual


The MSTP will offer eleven interview sessions between October and January. Typically, nine applicants are invited for each interview session, which consists of an orientation on Thursday and 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. A list of the current Committee can be found here.

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.


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Student Interactions

MSTP students host informational panels, tours and an Uber Eats dinner during the interview "visit". These interactions allow applicants to discuss the program informally with current students and a chance to learn more about St. Louis and the quality of life enjoyed by students. In addition, each applicant will be matched with an "MSTP Buddy" who can help answer specific questions.  Your interactions with students are not part of the MSTP evaluation process.