Medical Scientist Training Program
Medical Scientist Training Program
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


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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 2023 students who matched!


Puja Agrawal, PhD

Matched at Stanford University School of Medicine; Specialty: Pediatrics


Carlie Aurubin, PhD

Matched at Mayo Clinic - Florida; Specialty: Internal Medicine


Acacia Dishman, PhD

Matched at Harvard Medical School; Specialty: Radiation Oncology


Katelyn Heimbruch, PhD

Matched at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; Specialty: Pediatrics


Alicia Ivory, MS

Matched at Medical College of Wisconsin; Specialty: Psychiatry


Dwani Patel, PhD

Matched at Tucson Hospital Medical Center; Specialty: Transitional Year

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


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


MSTP Administrative Assistant
Ann Moll
(414) 955-4430

Associate Directors

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


Iris Kassem, MD, PhD
(414) 607-5280


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


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


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

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