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M.D./Ph.D. Admissions

Apply Yourself

If you are interested in a career as a physician scientist with a primary focus on performing medically related research, then a combined MD/PhD program may be right for you.

The medical school and the doctoral programs included in the University of Michigan Medical Scientist Training Program are consistently ranked as top graduate programs in the country.

At the University of Michigan, MSTP students enjoy a high level of support from faculty experts and peers, outstanding academic instruction and an abundance of research resources both on and off campus. We take great care in admitting the people we do, and we look forward to getting to know you.

You know the Michigan MSTP may be right for you when:

  • You’ve done well academically.
  • You’ve had at least 18 months of research experience.
  • You’re passionate about science and how it can improve medicine.
  • You want patient care to be a component of your professional career.

Information Sessions

Interested in learning more about our MSTP?  Plan to attend our upcoming information session on March 29, 2023 from 12:00pm-1:30pm EST.  We will begin with a brief presentation followed by an informal chat with program staff, MSTP Assistant Director Justine Hein and Program Coordinator Gretchen Aland, as well as current fellows to answer questions about our program, the admissions process, and Michigan.  Register to attend.  Zoom information will be shared with registrants.

Commitment to Diversity

View the University of Michigan’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement.