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Encyclopedia > Medical Scientist Training Program

Medical Scientist Training Programs are highly selective combined M.D. and Ph.D. graduate degree programs offered by a number of U.S. medical schools using grant support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Medicinæ Doctor or Doctor of Medicine (M.D. or D.M.) is a doctorate level degree held by medical doctors. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... This article is about academic degrees. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The National Institutes of Health is an institution of the United States government which focuses on medical research. ...


Developed by the NIH to stimulate training of talented physician-scientists for future careers in biomedical research, MSTPs offer full tuition support for both the medical and graduate phases of education, in addition to a modest stipend ranging ~19,000-26,000 per year. Typically, students take six to ten years to complete both degrees. A physician is a person who practices medicine. ... This article is about the profession. ...


Several medical schools without funded NIH MSTP grant slots maintain their own non-MSTP MD/PhD combined degree programs, sometimes offering full or partial student financial support funded by the schools themselves.


External links

  • List of NIH MSTP programs
  • MSTP Applicant Guidebook

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Medical Scientist Training Program (302 words)
A longstanding core philosophy of the MSTP is that the rigor and caliber of both the MD and PhD components should be equivalent to those of single degree candidates.
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