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-six such programs funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Duke MSTP was the fourth such program established by the NIH in 1966 and is widely regarded as one of the best. Learn more about the strengths of the Duke program.

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Congratulations to our graduating senior MSTP students on a great Residency Match!

Evan Calabrese, University of California, Radiology, San Francisco CA
Stephan Frangakis, Duke University, Anesthesiology (ACES Program), Durham NC
Stephen Harward, Duke University, Neurosurgery, Durham NC
Matthew Kan, University of California, Pediatrics, San Francisco CA
John McManigle, Duke University, Anesthesiology (ACES Program), Durham NC
Christopher Toomey, University of California, Ophthalmology, San Diego CA