About the Medical Scientist Training Program

The future of medicine needs specialists who are able to move beyond the boundaries between scientific research and clinical practice. The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at NYU School of Medicine prepares outstanding physician-scientists for these challenges. We offer a rigorous dual MD/PhD training track that merges the fundamentals of scientific inquiry with the insights and experience of clinicians. Graduates of this highly selective program should expect to assume leadership positions in academic medicine, the pharmaceutical and emerging biotechnology industries, and in fundamental biomedical research. The MSTP is integrated closely with all the basic science predoctoral training programs of the NYU School of Medicine and selected basic science programs at the main New York University campus on Washington Square. With the state-of-the-art research centers and the top-level tertiary care centers associated with NYU Langone Medical Center, few locations worldwide can match the resources of New York City.

NYU School of Medicine has been the academic home to an extraordinary range of scientists. Among the university's former and current faculty are MacArthur Fellows, Guggenheim Fellows, Howard Hughes Medical Investigators, Lasker Award recipients, Nobel Prize winners, members of the Institute of Medicine, and other members of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. See history to learn more.