Director's Welcome

Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Scientist Training Program Director

The Mayo Clinic Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) embodies Mayo Clinic's core value of the needs of the patient come first by training outstanding physician-scientists who will advance the science of medicine and translate those discoveries into medical solutions.

Being funded through the NIH, the Mayo Clinic MSTP training grant under the National Institute of General Medical Sciences is one of the federally funded MSTP programs in the country.

The combination of Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers an exceptional opportunity to a highly select group of outstanding students who wish to pursue a combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree. The graduate school faculty is composed of more than 300 world-class investigators in seven graduate school tracks:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering and Physiology
  • Clinical and Translational Science
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Neurobiology of Disease
  • Virology and Gene Therapy

In 2017, we will launch a first-of-its-kind transdisciplinary Regenerative Sciences doctoral training program to develop the next generations of physician-scientist leaders in regenerative science and medicine.

The vision for the Mayo M.D.-Ph.D. program is to fully integrate the medical school and graduate school experience, synergizing the activities of both degrees. Mayo Clinic is a pre-eminent institution providing state-of-the-art technologies, medicine, science and engineering.

The clinical facilities and research facilities are second to none and include:

  • Proton beam
  • State-of-the-art imaging technology
  • Medical genetics
  • Multidisciplinary simulation center
  • Research resource core facilities (flow cytometry, proteomics, transgenic and knockout, genome analysis, NMR, research computing facility, and more)

Clinical facilities and research activities are highly integrated and provide a unique opportunity for research training in an environment that stresses the translation of discoveries in basic biomedical science to clinical care.

I am extremely thrilled to be the director of the Mayo Clinic Medical Scientist Training Program. My primary aim is to train the leaders of tomorrow's clinical, research and educational missions. I encourage you to apply to our MSTP program, and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

  1. Kendall H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
    1. Medical Scientist Training Program Director
    2. Mayo Clinic Neural Engineering Laboratories Director
    3. Professor of Neurologic Surgery
    4. Professor of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
    5. Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
April 14, 2017