MSTP: Medical Scientist Training Program

The goal of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Virginia is to train individuals who will be both outstanding biomedical scientists and data-driven physicians, pioneering major advances in medical practice through research. The goal is intimately aligned with a central mission of the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine: to conduct outstanding biomedical research and to pioneer developments in the practice of medicine. Importantly, and in keeping with the broader career training vision of the NIH for trainees, our long-term goals for our graduates include training not only future academic researchers, educators, and administrators but also leaders in other non-traditional careers in the private and public sector that advance our understanding of human disease, help develop more effective medical therapies, or affect policy in these areas. The impressive successes and wide-ranging professional avenues that our alumni have pursued is testimony to the positive outcomes of this philosophy.

 

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Details about the MSTP admissions process.
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Student Achievements

More than 10 MSTP students have been recognized for outstanding work in the last two years.
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Student Publications

Under the guidance of the MSTP mentors, UVA MSTP students have published well, quantitatively and qualitatively.
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Welcome, 2019 MSTP Class!

On Friday, August 16, the entering MSTP class joined their medical school peers at the 2019 White Coat Ceremony and Convocation. Featured clockwise from top: Evan Lamb, Dr. Dean Kedes…

2019 MSTP Retreat

The Medical Scientist Training Program held its annual retreat in July. The Program hosted faculty from across the University and 1995 MSTP Alumnus, Dr. Paul Mosca.  

Nadine Michel Wins Best Poster at EMBO Workshop in Israel

Nadine Michel (Grad 3, McConnell Lab) won best poster at the EMBO Workshop "Genome Dynamics in Neuroscience and Aging" in Herzliya, Israel. The title of Nadine’s poster was “The Neurodevelopmental…

Student Outreach Initiative

Recently, radio host “La Conejita” from the Spanish language station 94.7 WPVC FM, invited MSTP student Janet Arras (Grad 3, Bouton lab) to participate in a video broadcast focusing on…

Lessons from Lindau

Ricky Baylis (Grad 4, Owens lab) was selected to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which took place in Lindau, Germany. This year, approximately 40 Nobel Laureates convened in…

Dr. Lara Mahal, PhD

[Pinn 1014] Identifying Glycan Drivers of Disease Using a Systems Approach
Oct
18
Oct
18

Cancer Center Journal Club 12pm

[MIC Library, Pinn 7th Floor]
Oct
17

MIC Seminar -- Gen-Sheng Feng, PhD "PIs in cell signaling, metabolism and cancer"

[Pinn Hall 1-17] Gen-Sheng Feng, Ph.D. Professor of Pathology Professor of Molecular Biology School of Medicine University of California San Diego
Oct
16

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