MCW research collaboration

Medical Scientist Training Program


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


Program matriculated first class

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Institutions that have NIH-NGMS T32-MSTP status


Approximate number of students enrolled


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MSTP Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Outstanding leadership assisting you every step of the way.

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MSTP Admissions


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

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Congratulations to our 2021 students who matched!


Eric Darrah, MD, PhD

Pathology Resident


Alison Huckenpahler, PhD

Matched at Washington University in St. Louis; Specialty: Psychiatry


Andrew Kleist, PhD

Matched at Johns Hopkins University; Specialty: Pediatrics


Natasha Moussouras, PhD

Matched at University of Washington; Specialty: Pediatrics


Michael Olp, PhD

Matched at University of Michigan; Specialty: Pathology


Jason Siebert, PhD

Matched at Albert Einstein School of Medicine; Specialty: Emergency Medicine

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


MSTP Administrative Assistant
Ann Moll
(414) 955-4430


Associate Directors

Nita H. Salzman, MD, PhD
(414) 456-4244


Calvin B. Williams, MD, PhD
(414) 955-8641

MSTP Education Program Coordinator
Kim Peplinski
(800) 457-2775 | (414) 955-8641

Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD
(414) 955-8412


Gilbert C. White, II, MD
(414) 937-3899


Sridhar Rao, MD, PhD
(414) 955-8641

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