A joint venture of IU School of Medicine and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis is a dual degree program (MD/PhD) that integrates state-of-the-art clinical medical training with cutting-edge biomedical research.
In this highly selective program, MSTP students are provided with strong mentorship, an incredible breadth of research opportunities and a unique curriculum. The program is designed to help learners gain insight to the molecular pathogenesis of disease with the goal of developing therapies through strong clinical acumen and knowledge of the basic sciences.
Academic programs span from the traditional sciences of anatomy and cell biology to next-generation programs in biomedical engineering, medical biophysics and medical neurobiology. New to the program are sociomedical and behavioral science training opportunities with the Indiana Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (IARD) Medical Scientist Training Program. Learners receive guidance throughout the program from nationally recognized experts in one of the most prestigious programs in the Midwest.