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MSTP MD/PhD Program

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) funded MD/PhD program offers exceptional training opportunities for those interested in pursuing a career as a physician/scientist.  It combines the curriculum of the School of Medicine (SOM) and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) to provide a structured foundation of diverse topics, with the flexibility necessary to meet the needs of the individual student. 

Program Overview

 

Admission Requirements

Before you apply, learn about eligibility requirements, prerequisite coursework and more.
 

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Research Programs

MD/PhD students select a thesis mentor from a broad range of faculty & disciplines across 8 research programs. 

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Student Aid

MD/PhD students are supported with a waiver of tuition and an annual stipend for the duration of their time in both programs.

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Student Spotlight

#WhyUMassMed

Philip Feinberg: Research Powerhouse

Jordan Smith: Community

Ogohomwen Igiesuorobo: Research, Community, Friendship

UMass STRONG

LabTV: The Human Faces of Medical Research

Ashley Mathew: Drug resistance in Hepatitis C virus

Aurian Garcia-Gonsalves: What happens when gene regulation goes wrong

Ameer Elaimy: How the environment outside the cell promotes cancerous growth.

 

MD/PhD Students take to Zoom to host Physician Scientist Forums - VIRTUALLY!

MD/PhD students collaborate with expert faculty to discuss patient cases to educate but also to stimulate new research ideas, particularly those focused on non-bench research that might be appropriate to pursue during this time of social distancing.

UMMS COVID-19 Forum - Remdesivir

This Forum focuses on remdesivir — currently a very scarce but potentially effective treatment for COVID-19 — to discuss the ethical, social, and policy implications of resource allocation during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

UMMS COVID-19 Forum - Hypertension & Diabetes

This Forum focuses on co-morbidities that greatly increase the lethality of COVID-19, including Hypertension and Diabetes. We review what is known about COVID-19 pathology and basic biology, and discuss what mechanisms could explain clinical and epidemiological observations.

UMMS COVID-19 Forum - Epidemiology, Pathology & Biology

This Forum features brief highlights summarizing what is known about COVID-19, including the epidemiology, pathology, and biology of coronavirus, as well as research on COVID-19 that is currently being conducted at UMMS. 

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Director's Message

Our MD-PhD program (MSTP) offers exceptional training opportunities for future physician scientists in areas ranging from molecular principles to human population health policy, within the uniquely collaborative and successful environment of the UMass Medical School.

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UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial create risk scoring tool to triage COVID-19 patients

UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial create risk scoring tool to triage COVID-19 patients

David McManus, MD, and MD/PhD candidate Apurv Soni developed a tool to predict risk of severe illness in COVID-19 patients.

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UMMS students produce hand sanitizer for nearby hospitals amid COVID-19 pandemic

UMMS students produce hand sanitizer for nearby hospitals amid COVID-19 pandemic

As medical professionals are working to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and critical supplies of protective gear are running low, students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UMass Medical School produced nearly 130 gallons of hand sanitizer to help sustain local hospitals.

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Online pandemic curriculum brings diverse impacts of COVID-19 to medical students

Online pandemic curriculum brings diverse impacts of COVID-19 to medical students

Third-year medical students at UMass Medical School are getting real-time lessons in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic—a topic not covered in medical textbooks—through an innovative online pandemic curriculum.

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