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MD/PhD - Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

The MSTP program allows students to work toward both an MD and PhD degree through the medical school and The Graduate School, respectively. Students are first admitted to the medical school before applying for the MSTP.

At Northwestern, we are committed to developing physicianship, which encompasses the art of medical practice and service, as well as to acquiring the skills needed for a career of investigation, discovery and leadership in medical science.”

Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD


In their MSTP training, students gain the investigative skills of biomedical scientists (PhD) as well as the clinical skills of physicians (MD).

Program Length: 7 to 8 years

Program Size: 15 students per year

Tuition: All MSTP students receive full support for tuition, stipend health insurance and disability insurance.

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Eligibility and Program Requirements

Please visit the MSTP site for more information about elegilibilty and requirements.