Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)

MD/PhD student Jason SchenkelThe University of Minnesota’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) combines rigorous scientific training with world-class medical education to cultivate the complete physician-scientist.

Our program is one of 46 MD/PhD programs funded by the National Institutes of Health to develop the next generation of physician-scientists. We bring together outstanding, motivated student-leaders and seasoned experts in the field for a training experience that is both challenging and rewarding. As a student, you’ll gain access to unique training opportunities and new career connections throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul region.

Successfully pursuing this degree requires a true passion for scientific investigation and patient care.

Want to learn more? See a complete program overview.

Prospective students

MD/PhD students get a broad range of training opportunities through our graduate programs. Considering the degree program for yourself? Learn more about eligibility requirements, research opportunities, clinical training, and other key details.


Current students

Find quick links to the resources you need most as a current student, including forms and instructions, upcoming events, and more.

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2018 Commencement

MSTP graduates Caitlin Conboy, Sam Cramer, Ryan Nelson and Jason Schenkel.

Students receive 2018 Match Day results

2016 University of Minnesota MSTP graduates at match day

Congratulations to the 2018 MSTP graduating class! Our soon-to-be grads found out the site of their upcoming residency training during Match Day ceremonies on March 16 at the McNamara Alumi Center.

CTSI provides research funding for students

CSTI research funding for mstp

MSTP students are eligible for research funding from the University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) through its Translational Research Development Program.