Duke Medical Scientist Training Program

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.


MSTP Student Kristen Batich makes the news!
A brain tumor study conducted by Duke Medicine has shown that a vaccine therapy for lethal brain tumors dramatically improves patient survival. The study has been featured on CBS and NBS news, by ABC, and in the Wall Street Journal. 
Watch and read more here:
NBC News
CBS News
ABC News
Wall Street Journal

MSTP Student Receives AOA Membership
Jeffrey Scott Smith, GS2, elected to the Duke University School of Medicine chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

MSTP is pleased to announce the 2015 residency matches.

Josh Brandstadter – University of Pennsylvania, Internal Medicine
Erik Knelson – Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine
Everett Moding – Stanford University, Radiation Oncology
Lawrence Ngo – Duke University, Radiology
Nicole Pershing – University of Utah, Pediatrics
Minsi Zhang – Memorial Sloan Kettering, Radiation Oncology 

Events and Opportunities

All lunches for the summer will be on Friday, at 12:10 pm, TSCHE Room 4067, and pizza will be served. 

Programmatic lunches will begin again in August.