Medical Scientist Training Program
MSTP students in the Sahoo lab
Medical Scientist Training Program

Welcome to the Medical College of Wisconsin 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


Number of students enrolled


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


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

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Congratulations to our 2024 graduates!


Linda Berg Luecke, PhD

Matched at Medical College of Wisconsin; Specialty: Pediatrics


Samantha Chou

Matched at University of Texas – Houston; Specialty: Child Neurology


Moujtaba Kasmani, PhD

Matched at Loyola University; Specialty: Internal Medicine


Todd Stollenwerk, PhD

Matched at Medical College of Wisconsin; Specialty: Internal Medicine & Psychiatry


Paytsar Topchyan, PhD

Matched at University of California – Los Angeles; Specialty: Internal Medicine

Additional Program 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 10 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, DACA, and Permanent Residents. We also welcome medical students from our M1 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 III
Kim Peplinski
(800) 457-2775 | (414) 955-8641


MSTP Education Program Coordinator I
Ann Moll
(414) 955-4430

Associate Directors

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


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


Roy Silverstein, MD
(414) 955-4072


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

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