Medical Scientist Training Program

The Caltech-UCLA Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is dedicated to educating and training exceptionally qualified individuals for careers in the biomedical and sociomedical sciences, with dual MD/PhD degrees.

our mission

We recruit exceptionally bright and accomplished students who exhibit a passion for knowledge and a life-long commitment to research and leadership.  In the newly created Social Science Track, we accept one to three students per year.  We consider applicants interested in any relevant discipline in the social sciences and humanities.  Accepted students will receive full funding and stipend for the entire four years of medical school and four to five years of graduate school. We help guide admitted students towards outstanding training environments that encourage individual thinking and provide students with the tools needed to develop into accomplished, compassionate physician scientists.  We aim to provide an intellectual and practical foundation from which our graduates will approach the most compelling social and policy questions facing medicine today.  Our hope is that our rigorous program will nurture the intellectual curiosity and discipline of our students, while continuing to develop their innate creativity and empathy.