MSTP Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core to the mission and vision of the University of Chicago’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).  The MSTP is committed to diversifying the physican-scientist workforce by recruiting students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in medicine and in the sciences.

We strive for equitable outcomes for all of our trainees and are committed to the individualized support and resources needed to reach their potential. We also strive to support a community of inclusion by affirming and valuing the ways in which students’ multiple and intersecting identities contribute to their career paths and to the MD-PhD landscape.


Reaffirming our Commitment to Recruiting Diverse Students

The Medical Scientist Training Program at University of Chicago remains committed to recruiting talented students who align with our mission, which is to inspire diverse students of exceptional promise to become physician-scientist leaders in academic medicine. In addition to the holistic recruitment efforts led by our Admissions office, we are committed to advancing health equity, diversity, and inclusion through the myriad efforts here on the South Side of Chicago.  

At the University of Chicago, we consider diversity to be a strength—and, indeed, foundational to our academic success. Advancing rigorous inquiry requires welcoming a diversity of perspectives and ideas, as well as a diversity of life experiences. Bringing together people from the broadest possible range of backgrounds is often the first step toward realizing field-defining scholarship and providing a transformative education for our students by fostering a culture that reveres open discourse and constant questioning.



  • 48%

    Identify as Women, MSTP

  • 22%

    Underrepresented in Medicine, MSTP

  • 35%

    Underrepresented in Medicine