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Prepare for a career that combines biomedical investigation and the practice of medicine.

Why Northwestern MSTP?

The Northwestern University Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) has been at the forefront of training the next generation of physician-scientists since 1964. The dual-degree MD-PhD program is housed at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, one of the country's top-ranked medical schools for research, against the backdrop of the vibrant and diverse city of Chicago. The MSTP prepares students for careers in both biomedical research and clinical medicine.

About MSTP & Chicago  How to Apply

Why MD-PhD Students Choose Feinberg

Ivana Shen, M1

Ivana Shen, M1

“I chose Northwestern MSTP because of its location and the wide range of cutting-edge research. Chicago can provide me ample opportunities to grow and endless things to do for fun. Since my research interests are broad, it is exciting to know that there will be great mentors in most fields I might want to explore."

Sidhanth Chandra, G3

Sidhanth Chandra, G3

“The Northwestern MSTP college system was among the most unique programming structures I had seen among the schools I interviewed at. Additionally, Chicago is an amazing city to pursue MD-PhD training. Chicago has world-class restaurants, comedy, music and theater, so you will have no shortage of things to do in your free time.”

Jacquelyn Trujillo, G3

Jacquelyn Trujillo, G3

“The atmosphere of Northwestern MSTP exuded warmth and inclusivity, assuring me of abundant support from both faculty and peers. I was genuinely impressed by the humility and achievements of everyone I encountered, which I knew would create an ideal learning environment.”

A Curriculum That Integrates Biomedical Research & Clinical Medicine

Northwestern MSTP students earn an MD degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a PhD degree of their choosing from The Graduate School in three distinct stages of study. Learn more about the MSTP timeline, courses and thesis.

MSTP Curriculum

Northwestern MSTP Career Outcomes

Northwestern MSTP students have a track record of success after graduation. Our alumni are in positions at leading academic institutions and hospitals, as well as in industry, across the country. Learn more about what you can do with an MD-PhD.

MSTP Careers & Outcomes

Start your combined clinical & research studies today. How to Apply