Medical Scientist Training Program
The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Medical College of Wisconsin is designed for students who have a dual interest in clinical medicine and in research in the biomedical sciences. The program provides an opportunity for highly motivated students to complete a course of study leading to both the MD and the PhD degrees in a scholarly setting that provides the depth of research training of a graduate program in combination with the breadth of knowledge and experience required for the practice of medicine.
The Carroll Lab uses an adaptive optics ophthalmoscope (pictured above) to correct for tiny imperfections in the human eye. This equipment allows them to take high-resolution images of the living retina, visualizing cells as small as 2 microns. This technology allows them to study retinal structure and function in the normal and diseased retina.
Students admitted to the Medical Scientist Training Program must meet the following criteria:
Acceptance by the Admissions Committee to the MD program
A superior score on the Medical College Admissions Test
Prior research experience either during an undergraduate program or through a supplementary, extracurricular laboratory project
Acceptance by the Admissions Committee of the Medical Scientist Training Program on behalf of the Graduate School
Additional information may be obtained by writing to:
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226