Chinwendu Amazu’s perspective

I have spent my life in three major places: Nigeria, Maryland and Missouri. Each location provided me a different environment to grow, learn and mature. But I would have to say living in St. Louis has been a major place of growth because of the MSTP training I am pursuing currently. St. Louis has provided […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]