The most significant discoveries in medicine result from collaboration between the basic sciences and clinical medicine. Physician scientists (MD/PhD) play a unique role in this process, having received extensive training in both medicine and fundamental research. The Iowa Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) provides training for both the MD and PhD degrees in an environment that integrates graduate research training with clinical studies.

The Iowa MSTP has a long-standing reputation for excellence in over 40 years of NIH funded training of physician scientists. The MSTP promotes an educational atmosphere which highlights the interconnections between science and medicine. The goal is to produce physician scientists whose talents and insights will make major impacts on health care delivery in the 21st century.

For more information on MSTP Programs visit the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. For more information on MD-PhD Dual Degree Training visit the American Association of Medical Colleges.

Students - for publications, please acknowledge the MSTP's grant - 5 T32 GM007337.