Penn Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

At this historic time in our nation, we specifically affirm our commitment to supporting our Black students, to combating anti-Black racism and to building a diverse and supportive community.  See statement from the MSTP Steering Committee here.


We hope that MD-PhD applicants, our current students, faculty and staff will find this site useful. Use the links to the left to learn about our philosophy, curriculum, enrichment activities, admissions process and community. If you don't find the information you are looking for, or you have feedback about the site, let us know.

The Perelman School of Medicine and the Penn Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) seek students from diverse backgrounds, including diversity of work and life experiences, interests, culture, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.  Information about our commitment to diversity and relevant resources appears throughout the website, including on the following pages:

On March 27, 2019, the MD/PhD program celebrated it's 60th anniversary. You can now watch the day's events online. Click on the link: MD/PhD 60th Anniversary Symposium

Also, check out the Welcome from the Director, Dr. Skip Brass, and his welcome video below: