Choosing Mayo Clinic

Photo of Mayo Clinic Medical Scientist Training Program student in a lab with his mentor

There are many outstanding medical scientist training programs from which to choose, so why should you select Mayo Clinic? Finding the right fit between student and program is vital. Look closely at Mayo Clinic and you will find a program that is comprehensive, collaborative and cutting-edge.


The mission of the Mayo Clinic Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is to prepare medical scientists who can bridge the discovery of new scientific knowledge with its application to clinical problems. To achieve this, you must acquire in-depth research and clinical skills, not focus on one at the expense of the other. Mayo Clinic's MSTP is designed to achieve that outcome.


Learning to connect basic science with clinical problems requires that you develop the ability to work collaboratively with scientists and clinicians. As an M.D.-Ph.D., you are ideally positioned to serve as a translator and facilitator, bridging the expertise and knowledge of faculty.

Many M.D.-Ph.D. scientists rise to leadership positions in clinical departments, which requires keen collaborative skills. Mayo Clinic is built on a sense of collaboration that permeates all aspects of its research, clinical and educational enterprise.

Cutting edge

Modern research also requires access to cutting-edge technology and research support services. Mayo Clinic provides exceptional research resources, including research core facilities that give you access to all of the high technology needed. The collaboration and sharing of resources among labs provides access to every lab in the institution.

Only your imagination and the time you dedicate limits what you can achieve at Mayo Clinic.

April 26, 2017