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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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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Congratulations, Class of 2020

Congratulations to the MSTP students who graudated this past weekend! View Match Results. Pictured below: Top row: Anne "Annie" Carlton, George "Bert" Cortina, Allissia Gilmartin, and Ali Khan Bottom row:…

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…

CIC Research in Progress: Student Name "T cell entry into intracranial melanomas"

[MR6, 3rd Floor, Room 3501] Kasia Stasiak, Grad Candidate Engelhard Lab Title "T cell entry into intracranial melanomas" Research-in-Progress (RIP) is a place for graduate students and postdocs to present…

CIC Research in Progress: Kasia Stasiak "TBA"

[MR6, 3rd Floor, Room 3501] Kasia Stasiak, Grad Candidate Engelhard Lab Title "TBA" Research-in-Progress (RIP) is a place for graduate students and postdocs to present their ongoing research results and…

Melanoma Translational Research Team Meeting

[Zoom Meeting] Dr. Ale Gru and Dr. Mark Jameson to discuss their IIT idea of intraoperative margin assessment using Melan-A staining

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