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Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by Dr. Geoff, May 8, 2002.

  1. Dr. Geoff

    Dr. Geoff Mzungu
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    Can someone explain to me a little bit about MSTP? What kind of diffrence career paths are chosen, and what kind of diffrent coarse load do you get? Is it similiar to MD/PHD programs? Thanks...

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  3. none

    none 1K Member
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    MSTP is a very specific MD/PhD program offered at around 33 schools and funded by the National Institutes of Health. Generally, the top MD/PhD programs are MSTP, but this is not always the case. Courseloads vary amongst the schools as much as they do for non-MSTP MD/PhD programs. Job prospects are the same as for any MD or PhD, but MD/PhDs are most often found in acadaemia.
  4. Jeff,

    Here's a link to a brief description of the MSTP and a list of the schools which have this program. The MSTP is an MD-PhD training program funded by the NIH.

    <a href="http://www.nigms.nih.gov/funding/trngmech.html#ee" target="_blank">http://www.nigms.nih.gov/funding/trngmech.html#ee</a>

    And, here's a link to a study from 1998 describing the career paths of MSTP graduates. It also includes comparisons of MSTP and non-MSTP MD-PhD program graduates.

    <a href="http://www.nigms.nih.gov/news/reports/mstpstudy/mstp-print.html" target="_blank">http://www.nigms.nih.gov/news/reports/mstpstudy/mstp-print.html</a>

    Hope this helps!

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