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.


The 2014 MSTP application deadline has passed.  257 applications completed

For those applicants accepted to the program for Fall 2014, Congratulations! 


Please see the revisit schedule for more information about the weekend.

MSTP is pleased to announe the 2014 residency matches.

Events and Opportunities

Please note all lunches will be held on Friday, at 12:00 noon, TSC Bldg, Room 4067 unless otherwise indicated.


April 18th - Anesthesiology Residency, Catherine Kuhn, MD

April 25th - University Program in Genetics and Genomics, Allison Ashley-Koch, PhD