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

  • M4’s Anya Bershad (PhD’17) and Matt Jones (PhD’15) have been elected to the UChicago Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society!
  • Phil Hsu (PhD’18), Allen Zhu, and Anthony Hung – along with Mark Chee, Annie Zhang, Steph Bi, and Jillian Baranowski – received a Community Engagement Grant from the Office of the Provost for their project "A Community-Based Approach to Address Disparities in Colorectal Cancer and Chronic Hepatitis B in Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders." They plan to use this grant to screen for colorectal cancer and hepatitis B in Asian American community health workers and community members in Chinatown and Bridgeport.
  • Saara-Anne Azizi (G1) was honored with a University of Chicago Student Leader Humanitarian Award, presented annually to “students who have lived a life of honesty, integrity, and responsibility, with a demonstrated commitment to the welfare of the greater community.”
  • MSTP alumnus Christopher Walsh, PhD'83, MD'85, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences! Dr. Walsh is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates recognized for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. He was one of the featured speakers at our 50th Anniversary Research Symposium in 2017.


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