Added Value

Joining the Medical Scientist Training Program at Michigan means more than just pursuing an MD and PhD simultaneously. With a range of social and academic activities ranging from monthly seminars and fellow-run journal clubs to career development discussion groups and annual off-site retreats, we create a collegial environment where our fellows can be happy and successful.

Flexibility & Support

Many aspects of our program are flexible to meet individual needs, including the timing of the transitions from the MD phase to the PhD phase and back. At every stage of your MSTP, you will find faculty, staff and peers by and on your side through formal and informal mentoring and guidance.

PhD Variety

Choose from traditional bioscience fields like cellular and molecular biology, or less traditional options like anthropology or history—we’re open to a variety of connections between medical research and a PhD that interests you. Since 1979, our graduates have enjoyed success in residency placements and outstanding careers in more than 20 fields.

Powerful Partners

Many faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School have earned both MD and PhD degrees, and are actively pursuing bench to bedside breakthroughs. They work with MSTP fellows in the lab and clinic, and some volunteer to provide additional insight and advice based on their own MSTP experiences.

Top Schools

Our graduate programs are highly ranked and internationally recognized. All MSTP fellows are financially supported by our NIH grant, and are frequently successful at securing independent grant support.

Best Places

The University of Michigan campus and the surrounding city of Ann Arbor are teeming with culturally enriching and diverse events, performances, cuisine and everyday encounters—people from around the world and all walks of life come here to study, work and live. You’ll always find something fun to do in your down time.

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