Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Medical Scientist Training Program

Message from the Director

Welcome to the Northwestern University Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). We are delighted that you have taken the time to learn more about the breadth and quality of our research and clinical training programs.

Each year we welcome up to 15 exceptional students to prepare for exciting and challenging careers as MD, PhD physician-scientists. By completing MSTP training, students gain the investigative skills of biomedical scientists (PhD) as well as the clinical skills of physicians (MD). 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.

Why Choose Northwestern University MSTP?

If you seek a flexible program in state-of-the-art research and clinical facilities, located in the heart of a vibrant metropolitan – yet “midwestern” – setting, Northwestern may be for you. We have an intensive advising program to help with the important decisions you will make along the way, as well as a wide variety of special conferences, events, retreats and classes that integrate the research and clinical aspects of the education and promote cohesiveness and camaraderie among the students.

We have been training MD, PhD physician-scientists since 1928 and are committed to the education of the next generation of leaders in research and medicine. If you are serious about biomedical investigation, we invite you to explore the possibilities at Northwestern. Contact us with any questions or concern.

MSTP Director

Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD

MSTP Director