I am way behind many of you in terms of catching up with even the concept of MSTP. Until yesterday I thought MSTP = MD/Ph.D.(****, and my interview is in less than a wk) But I read somewhere in the MSTP BLVD thread that the MSTP guarantees a full tuition waiver as well as giving an annual stipend, but not MD/Ph.D?? In other words, even if one gets accepted to the dual program, he/she has to work butt off to get funding for research and living cost. Through private scholarships and loans? How will "I" know if I will be guaranteed funding? Is it appropriate for me to ask the faculty during the interview about $$? The Last thing I should worry about is, I'm broke, no $$ for research, and forget obtaining a Ph.D at the end. How SHALL I tackle this issue? My upcoming interviewing school does use the term , MSTP, not just MD/Ph.D. Thanks a bunch.