Perot Family Scholars Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
The Perot Family Scholars Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at UT Southwestern offers a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree from UT Southwestern Medical School and UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in an academically rigorous yet supportive environment. The Program has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1982 and receives support from the Perot Family Scholars Program Fund endowment. Many alumni hold prominent positions in academia, industry, and nonprofit organizations.
MSTP’s Distinctive Features
- An emphasis on impactful, mechanistic research in a highly collaborative environment
- State-of-the-art clinical and research facilities
- Active participation of elite biomedical scientists
- Modern medical and graduate school curricula that facilitate integrated training
MSTP students receive clinical training in some of the nation’s most dynamic health care facilities, including the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. Additionally, during the graduate study years, students consistently have access to cutting-edge equipment in collaborative learning environments. UT Southwestern’s faculty includes more members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators than all other academic medical centers in Texas combined.
“The UTSW MSTP has given me immense opportunities to be completely confident in my skills as a physician and a scientist. I am surrounded by passionate and supportive people throughout the program.”
Each year, 10 to 12 students with substantive laboratory experience and a strong desire to pursue a medical research career are chosen for the program. The MSTP offers close contact with faculty, peer support, meaningful mentorships with basic scientists, and hands-on clinical experience. The program, which takes seven to eight years to complete, accommodates individual goals with flexible scheduling of research and clinical requirements. Apply now.