Medical Scientist Training Program

Welcome to the University of Rochester Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). The MSTP incorporates the MD and PhD degrees into a cohesive curriculum, with the goal of endowing a select few with the clinical and basic science skills needed to not only understand disease, but translate that understanding into new therapies. At Rochester, this training is facilitated by outstanding faculty, talented and involved students, and a collaborative research environment. Our standard of excellence has been consistently recognized nationally and by the National Institutes of Health, with the 2020-2021 academic year marking our 62nd year training physician-scientists and 47th consecutive year of MSTP funding.

Prospective students, we hope you will take the time to read a brief message from our director and consider Rochester for your training.