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The UAB Heersink SOM MSTP provides a truly integrated MD-PhD training program for aspiring physician scientists. During the first 2-years of the program, our students take both a selection of medical school and graduate school courses concurrently. This approach allows our students to get a head start on their graduate courses, while also getting to know both their fellow MD and PhD classmates. Additionally, our MD-PhD students are highly involved in multiple aspects of the program. This includes acting as student advisors to the MSTP Directors, organizing the collaborative Annual Southeastern MD-PhD Symposium, advocating for representation, diversity, and inclusion in medicine and science, and planning applicant interviews.

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By the Numbers


Total Graduates

Total number of students that have completed the program


Equipped for Residency

Percentage of students that complete a medical residency after completion of program


History of Excellence

Year first MSTP student enrolled


RT @JoeMLadowski: Wow, incredibly impressive pre-doctoral fellowship fund rate. Proud to be a graduate of @UABMSTP
Happy Tuesday! We’re elated to announce our latest group of MSTPs to obtain pre-doctoral fellowship awards. We’re incredibly proud of you all! 🎉 #uabmstp
RT @GROWUAB: Dr. Craig Powell, Professor and Chair of Neurobiology 🧠, will be kicking off 2023 with his story! Next Wednesday, come liste…
RT @VanderbiltMSTP: Congratulations to Yasminye Pettway (G3) for receiving her NIH NRSA F30 AND a Keystone Symposia Scholarship! https://t.…
It’s our final interview week, and Federico (MS-2) will be taking over our Instagram account tomorrow to share a day in the life of an MS-2. Check out our stories at instagram.com/uabmstp?igshid… See you in the comments! 😀
RT @grahamdcochrane: Glad my D&D session for the Extra Life fundraiser put on by @CourtneyASwain and the @UABMSTP Diversity and Inclusion C…