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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 academic 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

80%

of MSTP graduates pursue research-intensive or research-related careers in academia or industry

Top Tier

MSTP graduates typically pursue residency training at top research institutions

40+ Years

of continuous NIH funding

  • 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.

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Naureen Wajahat

“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.”

Naureen Wajahat

MSTP Student

MSTP Students

Left to Right – Nicholas Sutliff, 1st Year MSTP Student, Bradly Mueller, B.A, CDP, CHS IV, Simulation Clinical Operations Specialist, Nataliya Tod, 1st Year MSTP Student, and Soumya Kulkarni, 1st Year MSTP Student

MSTP Students

Left to Right – Nicholas Sutliff, 1st Year MSTP Student, Bradly Mueller, B.A, CDP, CHS IV, Simulation Clinical Operations Specialist, Nataliya Tod, 1st Year MSTP Student, and Soumya Kulkarni, 1st Year MSTP Student

MSTP Students

Left to Right - Benjamin Kroger, 1st Year MSTP Student, Peter Leung , 1st Year MSTP Student, Chidinma Nnadi, 4th Year MSTP Student

MSTP Students

Left to Right – Soumya Kulkarni, 1st Year MSTP Student and Bradly Mueller, B.A, CDP, CHS IV, Simulation Clinical Operations Specialist

MSTP Students

Left to Right - Benjamin Kroger, 1st Year MSTP Student and Stephen Chung, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Children’s Research Institute

MSTP Students

Left to Right – Nataliya Tod, 1st Year MSTP Student, Bradly Mueller, B.A, CDP, CHS IV, Simulation Clinical Operations Specialist, Nicholas Sutliff, 1st Year MSTP Student, and Soumya Kulkarni, 1st Year MSTP Student

MSTP Students

Left to Right - Peter Leung , 1st Year MSTP Student, Chidinma Nnadi,  4th Year MSTP Student and Benjamin Kroger, 1st Year MSTP Student

MSTP Students

Left to Right - Peter Tsai, M.D., Ph.D., Division of Neurology  and Tommy Tan, 1st Year MSTP Student

MSTP Students

Left to Right – Nicholas Sutliff, 1st Year MSTP Student and Nataliya Tyshchenko, 1st Year MSTP Student

MSTP Students

Left to Right - Tommy Tan, 1st Year MSTP Student and Peter Tsai, M.D., Ph.D., Tsai Lab, Department of Neurology

 
 

Curriculum

Timeline of MSTP showing first two years of medical school, three to four years of graduate school, and years 3 and 4 of medical school

Admissions

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.

Medical School Curriculum Graduate Program

Contact Us

Amy Haughey

Senior Program Coordinator

Phone: 214-648-5291

MSTP@utsouthwestern.edu

portrait of Amy Haughey