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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.