MSTP | Admissions

Applicants to the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) apply through the regular AMCAS Pritzker School of Medicine admissions process. Upon receiving the Pritzker Supplemental Application, MSTP applicants should select "MD/MSTP" as their application type. MD/MSTP applicants will be screened by both the MD and MSTP Admissions Committees, and those favorably reviewed by both will be invited to a two day interview, typically the first day with the MD committee and the second with the MSTP committee.

We employ a holistic approach when evaluating applicants, and so do not have a minimum "cutoff" GPA or MCAT score for consideration. We encourage all applicants to focus on the depth of their research experiences and on obtaining excellent recommendation letters that emphasize their potential for success as a researcher and physician.

If an applicant is not invited for an MSTP interview, their application goes no further. Interviewed candidates who are not made an offer of an MSTP position may be considered for an MD-only position if they communicate an interest in pursuing this option.

Because of the nature of our rolling admissions process, it is still highly recommended that MD/MSTP applicants apply as early as possible in the application season.

MSTP Admissions Timeline

AMCAS Filing June 2 - October 17, 2016
AMCAS Deadline October 17, 2016
Supplemental Application Deadline December 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST
Letters of recommendation December 1, 2016
MD/MSTP Interview Dates

September - January

Preferred dates will be select Tuesdays (MD interviews) and Wednesdays (MSTP interviews)

Acceptance Notification Rolling Acceptance from October 17
Acceptance Response Deadline May 1, 2017

Your application...

All applications are evaluated by a member of our program leadership as well as by the Pritzker School of Medicine. If you are selected for interviewing, you will be contacted to choose from our available interview visit dates.

The interview visit...

Once your visit is scheduled, we will email you with more information and to ask for your faculty requests. 

 After your interview...

Our Admissions Committee meets to discuss all interviewed applicants and you will be notified of their initial decision by mail. If you are placed on the waitlist, your application is still being considered and we strongly encourage you to keep us informed of your interest in the program and of any updates that may help with our decision.

***We are happy to reimburse you for any personal expenses incurred during your interview visit, such as your flight or other transportation to Chicago, and any cabs between the airport, the hotel, and the University campus (up to $500). Please use this form to submit your request.

If you would like to leave us feedback regarding your experience during your visit, we would greatly appreciate it. You can fill out our anonymous survey here.

Note: Accepted MSTP trainees are automatically enrolled into the Interdisciplinary Scientist Training Program (ISTP) for their PhD research and transition to the graduate portion of their work during their first two years of medical school. 

Contact Us

Shanetha Thomas - Administrative Director of Admissions and Student Programs

(773) 702-9755

Contact Shanetha with questions about your application, the admissions process, or your interview visit
Sarah Laloggia - Student Services Coordinator

(773) 834-3163

Contact Sarah with questions about the program and reimbursement requests after your interview