Student Perspectives – Graduated

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 MSTP students and an extensive alumni network, there are plenty of mentoring opportunities available. The large MSTP also reflects WashU’s institutional dedication to physician-scientist training. WashU is committed to cultivating physician-scientists at all stages of training and also has one of the oldest PSTP programs in the country. Surrounded by this vibrant community of physician-scientists, WashU provides the ideal learning environment for MSTPs to develop into exemplary physician-scientists.