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 fifty 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.

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Four female doctors standing together with arms crossed, smiling in front of UCF front doors

Meet the all-women team that is likely the first to perform a heart transplant

Duke MSTP alum Charlene Blake is part of likely the first ever all-women team to perform a heart transplant.

Screenshot of text: Q&A with Marek Zorawski: Targeting RNA Assembly to Reverse Treatment Resistance in Prostate Cancer June 18, 2024 In his research, Marek Zorawski, a graduate student at Duke University, is targeting a process called RNA splicing to improve outcomes for treatment-resistant prostate cancer.

Q&A with Marek Zorawski

A conversation with PhRMA Foundation