Derek Barisas’s perspective

I am really thankful for the MSTP office because they look out for us so we can focus on patients, experiments, tests, or whatever demands our attention and still have opportunities to build relationships with the wonderful array of people that make up the MSTP program.

Britt Andersen’s perspective

It is great being an international student in the Washington University MSTP! There are multiple international students in my class, signifying that the program truly admits students based on merit irrespective of citizen status. The Washington University community is very diverse and includes nationals of many different countries; however, St. Louis and particularly Missouri, is […]

Kayla Berry’s perspective

While I undoubtedly have become very close to my MSTP classmates, I developed very close and deep ties with my MD counterparts that have lasted even beyond their graduation. I spent many hours and late nights studying with them, collaborating with them to lead student groups and service projects, exploring the St. Louis area and […]

Jeffrey Hansen’s perspective

The transition from college to the WashU MSTP meant eight more years of learning cool facts with like-minded people, albeit the facts were cooler and the people were even more like-minded.

Samantha Hsieh’s perspective

The WashU MSTP’s large class size is one of the main reasons I chose to attend WashU. Each incoming class consists of about 25 students, so MSTPs make up a substantial portion of the medical and graduate student classes. As such, MSTPs have a strong voice and our interests are well-represented. With over 200 current […]

Roger Klein’s perspective

Like many MSTP trainees, I was motivated to become a physician-scientist to test scientific hypotheses with direct implications on the improvement of patient care. As I near the completion of graduate training, I am confident that the opportunity to pursue critical clinical questions as part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians at Wash […]

Arnav Moudgil’s perspective

Mentorship can mean many things to different people. At WashU, the MSTP enables, and encourages, multiple forms of mentorship. During preclinical years, students have regular meetings with the program director to discuss research interests and potential thesis advisors. These sessions help to identify successful labs and plan rotations. In the graduate school years, direct mentorship […]

Kevin Tamadonfar’s perspective

What is unique about an MSTP is the collection of trainees in a wide range of areas, and having a large MSTP community, like WashU, brings that range into focus.

Emma Winkler’s perspective

As a physician-scientist, I want to harness the power of these technological and scientific advances to better understand human health and disease with the ultimate hope of improving the lives of my patients in enduring ways.

Estefania Fernandez’s perspective

From the beginning of training, the MST program works together with the medical school and the graduate school (in my experience, the immunology program) to facilitate the coursework for students. This translated to being able to being able to jump into lab full-time when I started graduate school. This was instrumental in allowing me to […]