The Duke Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), conducted under the auspices of the Duke University Graduate School and the Duke University School of Medicine, trains highly qualified students as physician-scientists, equipping them for solving problems in human disease using the approaches and techniques of the basic biomedical and social sciences. The program, which leads to both the MD and PhD degrees and typically takes seven to eight years for completion, combines graduate education in a basic biomedical science with the full clinical curriculum of the School of Medicine. One of forty-four such programs funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Duke MSTP was one of the first three such programs established by the NIH in 1966 and is widely regarded as one of the best. Learn more about the strengths of the Duke program.
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The MSTP application deadline for 2013 has passed. We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2013 admissions.
Pizza on the Patio with the Director
(June through August)
All Thursdays (except July 4th) at 12:00 noon
Summer lunches are casual and social. Students have pizza and soft drinks on the MSTP terrace. This is a relaxed time to talk with the directors and catch up with friends and colleagues.