MSTP: Medical Scientist Training Program

The goal of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Virginia is to train individuals who will be both outstanding biomedical scientists and data-driven physicians, pioneering major advances in medical practice through research. The goal is intimately aligned with a central mission of the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine: to conduct outstanding biomedical research and to pioneer developments in the practice of medicine. Importantly, and in keeping with the broader career training vision of the NIH for trainees, our long-term goals for our graduates include training not only future academic researchers, educators, and administrators but also leaders in other non-traditional careers in the private and public sector that advance our understanding of human disease, help develop more effective medical therapies, or affect policy in these areas. The impressive successes and wide-ranging professional avenues that our alumni have pursued is testimony to the positive outcomes of this philosophy.

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Details about the MSTP admissions process.

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Student Achievements

More than 10 MSTP students have been recognized for outstanding work in the last two years.

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Student Publications

Under the guidance of the MSTP mentors, UVA MSTP students have published well, quantitatively and qualitatively.

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5 UVA MSTP students to attend the 35th Annual MD/PhD National Student Conference

Five UVA MSTP students, Ashley Bolte (Grad 3), HeeJin Cheon (Grad 2), Russell "Rusty" Hawes (Med 1), Amanda Ward (Grad 4), and Briana "Bri" Wilson (Grad 3), will attend the…

ASCP recognizes Dr. Rebecca Obeng (UVA MSTP 2013) as a “40 Under Forty Honoree”

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) recently recognized Rebecca Obeng, MD, PhD, MPH, FASCP, a 2013 UVA MSTP graduate (PhD research conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Vic Engelhard,…

Congratulations, 2020 Wagner Fellowship Awardees!

Congratulations to two MSTP students, Ashley Bolte (Grad 3, Lukens Lab) and Brandon Podyma (Grad 3, Deppmann Lab), who were among the 10 recipients of the 2020 Robert R. Wagner…

Gustavo Pacheco featured in Nature

Gustavo Pacheco (Grad 1, DeSimone Lab) was featured in Nature for his work in UVA's Department of Cell Biology and Cell & Developmental Biology Graduate Program to support Black students…

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Melanoma Translational Research Meeting

[Zoom ] Presenter Dr. L. Dengel "Defining the Relationship Between Primary Tumor and Tumor-Training Lymph Node immune environments" Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 962 8261 3092 Passcode: 691022

Pharmacology Faculty Candidate Seminar

[Pinn Hall 5023] Hosted by the Pharmacology Faculty Search Committee

Sharing the Language of ALS

[Zoom Webinar:] Medical Center Hour and The 2023 Koppaka Family Foundation Lecture in the Health Humanities Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable, progressive neuro-degenerative disease, affecting roughly 20,000…

CRX Program Meeting

[Zoom] CRX Program Meeting