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MD/PhD Program | Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) Overview

Highlights of the MD/PhD Program

  • Choice of either Basic & Biomedical Sciences or Clinical & Population Health Research
  • Integrated curriculum
  • Pool of over 350 thesis advisors
  • Mentorship by physician-scientists
  • Annual off-site program research retreat
  • Monthly seminars and workshops by and for students
  • Grant writing and fellowship opportunities
  • Student Advisory Committee participation
  • Career guidance

Graduate Research Program Choices for PhD Study

MD/PhD students select a thesis mentor from a broad range of faculty and disciplines across eight research programs. Below, you can find links to each of the programs in the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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MD/PhD Program | Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) - Student Timeline

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.