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MD/PHD Medical Scientist Training

Description

This combined degree program is designed for outstanding students who wish to become physician scientists and pursue research careers in an academic environment. The curriculum typically is completed in seven to eight years. Stipends of $28,000 per year, paid health insurance and tuition paid by a Dean's Scholarship are also provided for MSTP (MD/PhD) students. More information can be found at http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/grad/programs/md_phd_program/prospective-students/

Requirements

Requirements can be found at https://academicdepartments.musc.edu/grad/programs/md_phd_program/prospective-students/application.htm

Application Process

  • Application to the MSTP at MUSC involves the completion of the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) On-Line Application and a supplemental application. 
  • Instruct AMCAS to forward your AMCAS application to MUSC. You must select the MD/PhD Program type on your application. This application will permit you to submit essays describing your interest in the combined MD/PhD program.
  • You should submit three to five letters of recommendation. These letters should come from previous or current research mentors, instructors, physicians or employers. References should come from individuals who know you well enough to comment on your education and research potential. All letters should be submitted through the AMCAS Letters. We do not accept paper recommendations.
  • For the supplemental application to the program, we want to know why you want to come to MUSC for the MSTP and what your research goals are. Your MSTP application will serve as the secondary application for both the Doctor of Medicine program and for the MSTP. No additional application is required to be considered for both programs. However, if you would like to also be considered for the MD only program, you must notify us of this intention.
     

Application Deadlines

Start Term Application Type Available Deadline
Fall 2019 Regular July 1, 2018 Dec 1, 2018