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Our MD-PhD program (MSTP) offers exceptional training opportunities for future physician scientists in areas ranging from molecular principles to human population health policy, within the uniquely collaborative and successful environment of the UMass Medical School.

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MSTP MD/PhD Program

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) funded MD/PhD program offers exceptional training opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career as a physician/scientist.  It combines the curriculum of the School of Medicine (SOM) and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) to provide a structured foundation of diverse topics, with the flexibility necessary to meet the needs of the individual student. 

Program Overview

Our Students

Ameer Elaimy


MD/PhD Student, Ameer Elaimy, featured in LabTV video: Curious about how the environment outside the cell promotes cancerous growth.

Aurian Garcia-Gonsalves


MD/PhD Student, Aurian Garcia-Gonsalves, featured in LabTV video: Curious about what happens when gene regulation goes wrong

Ashley Mathew


MD/PhD Student, Ashley Mathew, featured in LabTV video: Curious about Drug resistance in Hepatitis C virus.

Admission Requirements

Before you apply, learn about eligibility requirements, prerequisite coursework and more.

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Research Programs

MD/PhD students select a thesis mentor from a broad range of faculty & disciplines across 8 research programs. 

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Student Aid

MD/PhD students are supported with a waiver of tuition and an annual stipend for the duration of their time in both programs.

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