Medical Scientist Training Program
In addition to the PhD programs that are offered at Pitt, the University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University combined, offers a Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) for those undergraduate students that would like to pursue their MD/PhD. For students who have a clearly-defined interest in biomedical research, the MSTP serves as a bridge between the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and several graduate programs in basic sciences or engineering at either the University of Pittsburgh or Carnegie Mellon University. During a period of six to eight years, these individuals meet the degree requirements of both a graduate school and the medical school, thus acquiring the knowledge, skills, and experience to begin careers in some of the most exciting areas of medical research. Read more about the MSTP program.