MSTP | Medical Scientist Training Program


The Medical Scientist Training Program is committed to training the next generation of scholars and leaders in the biomedical sciences by providing students with access to the very best resources of the University of Chicago. Chicago’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach encourages students to explore their medical and research interests in the broadest possible terms in medicine, biology, the physical sciences, and the social sciences.

Marcus Clark, MD; Director, MSTP Program

The Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago has a long-standing tradition of training academic physicians and physician scientists. We were among the earliest schools to obtain federal funding in 1967 for the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and are currently one of the longest running programs in the country.

News & Announcements

August 19, 2016

Samantha Thomas Thesis Defense 1:00 p.m. CSLC 119
Sammy Thomas (Gilad Lab, Specializing in Human Genetics) will defend her doctoral dissertation, "Induced pluripotent stem cells as a model to study individual variation and comparative genomics," on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 1 p.m. in Cummings Life Science Center 119.

August 26, 2016

Alan Hutchison Thesis Defense 2:00 p.m. KCBD 1103
Alan Hutchison (Dinner Group, Specializing in Biophysics) will defend his doctoral dissertation, "Statistical Methods For Analyzing Circadian Rhythms in High-Throughput Data," on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery 1103.

  • Congratulations to Katie Long (G2) for winning the Summer 2016 BSD Photo Contest!  
  • Congratulations to Marina Sharifi PhD'14, who was awarded The Leon O. Jacobson Basic Science Prize at this year's Pritzker Senior Scientific Session for her project "Autophagy Promotes Focal Adhesion Disassembly, Tumor Cell Motility, and Metastasis Through Src-regulated Degradation of Focal Adhesion Protein Paxillin" in Dr. Kay Macleod's lab. The award is granted to the MD/PhD student whose basic science research is judged to be the most meritorious from among session participants.
  • Our own Alan Hutchison is the recipient of this year's Jane Morton and Henry C. Murphy Award! The award recognizes non-graduating students who "have made exceptional and unique contributions to the University community." You can find more information here. Congratulations Alan!

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