Our diverse and welcoming community provides an enriching learning experience throughout all steps on your journey to becoming a compassionate, innovative physician-scientist.


As one of the largest MD/PhD programs in the country, our students are the heart of our program. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, undergraduate institutions and countries, each of you brings a unique set of experiences and aspirations to the MSTP, and, throughout training, your fellow students will provide a built-in sense of support, camaraderie, friendship and community.

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At WashU, you’ll receive excellent training in both clinical medicine and research, with distinguished faculty mentoring you in finding and pursuing your passions and ambitions. Many faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for clinical and/or research excellence by their peers in the physician and biomedical communities.

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From admissions to curriculum to diversity and inclusion, our dedicated staff is involved in all phases of your education. Their assistance allows you to focus your time and energy on your coursework, ensuring you receive the guidance and support you need while navigating the complicated process of earning two degrees and becoming a physician-scientist.

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Over the last 50 years, more than 700 individuals have completed their physician-scientist training at WashU and are making significant impacts on patient care and research around the world. Our graduates have pursued exceptional careers in academia, government, private practice and pharmaceuticals, to name a few.

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If you are an alumnus of the Washington University Medical Scientist Training Program and would like to update information on your alumni profile, please contact the MSTP office at mstp@email.wustl.edu​.