MCW research collaboration

Medical Scientist Training Program

Welcome!

A Message from the Director
There is a national shortage of physician-scientists who can care for patients and conduct state-of-the-art research. Our MD/PhD Program was established in 1983 and our mission is to support medical and research training culminating in the receipt of both an MD and a PhD degree while assisting to reduce the cost associated with your training experience. Learn More

About Our Program

1983

Program matriculated first class

1 of 45

Institutions that have NIH-NGMS T32-MSTP status

58

Approximate number of students enrolled

8

Approximate number of years to complete program
MSTP Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Outstanding leadership assisting you every step of the way.

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MSTP Admissions

Admissions

Our program welcomes applications from individuals desiring careers as physician-scientists.

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Congratulations to our 2022 students who matched!

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Alexander Helfand, PhD

Matched at Oakland University William Beaumont; Specialty: Neurology

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Clinton Piper, PhD

Matched at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Specialty: Pediatrics

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Casey Vickstrom, PhD

Matched at Washington University in St Louis; Specialty: Child Neurology

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Emily Vonderhaar-Meister, PhD

Matched at Johns Hopkins Hospital; Specialty: Radiation Oncology

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Erica N. Woertz, PhD

Matched at University of Utah; Specialty: Ophthalmology

Additional Information

  • We are located in a suburb of Milwaukee, WI on a great lake and 90 minutes from Chicago.
  • We currently have students from 38 different undergraduate institutions across 18 states.
  • Our students have a variety of undergraduate majors including; biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biomedical engineering, math, physics, microbiology, neuroscience, genetics, biological sciences, psychology, philosophy and english
  • We have a commitment to inclusion. Our students are diverse in many aspects including ethnicity, religion, outside interests and much more – we welcome diversity and all that it has to offer!
  • We matriculate approximately 8 students per year and if accepted and remain in good standing, all trainees are provided a tuition scholarship, a generous stipend, along with health insurance paid for by our Program.
  • We invite applicants who are US citizens as well as international applicants who have completed their undergraduate work at an accredited institution in the United States or Canada. We also welcome medical students from our M-1 class to apply.

Contact Us

Medical Scientist Training Program
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

 

Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Nita H. Salzman, MD, PhD
(414) 456-4244
nsalzman@mcw.edu

 

MSTP Education Program Coordinator
Kim Peplinski
(800) 457-2775 | (414) 955-8641
kpeplin@mcw.edu

 

MSTP Administrative Assistant
Ann Moll
(414) 955-4430
amoll@mcw.edu

Associate Directors

Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD
(414) 955-8412
jtb01@mcw.edu

 

Iris Kassem, MD, PhD
(414) 607-5280
mstp@mcw.edu

 

Sridhar Rao, MD, PhD
(414) 955-8641
mstp@mcw.edu

 

Gilbert C. White, II, MD
(414) 937-3899
gcwhite@mcw.edu

 

Calvin B. Williams, MD, PhD
(414) 955-8641
mstp@mcw.edu

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