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General program questions
Does The Ohio State University Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) accept international applicants?
Can I apply after matriculating to Ohio State's College of Medicine?
What PhD programs can I choose as part of the MSTP?
When do first year students begin the MSTP?
Application and additional materials
How many graduate programs can I select on the secondary application?
Are official transcripts required as part of my application?
How can I check the status of my application?
How many applicants are invited to interview?
How are the interview sessions structured?
How many interviews will I have?
When will I receive an admissions decision?
Can I be considered for the MD program if I don't progress through the MSTP application cycle?
Resources for applicants
MD-PhD programs provide training in both medicine and research. They are specifically designed for those who want to become research physicians, also known as physician-investigators or physician-scientists. Graduates of MD-PhD programs often go on to become faculty members at medical schools, universities and research institutes.
Regardless of where they eventually work, MD-PhD candidates are being prepared for careers in which they will spend most of their time doing research, in addition to caring for patients. The MD-PhD dual career is busy, challenging, rewarding, and offers opportunities to do good for many people by advancing knowledge, developing new treatments for diseases, and pushing back the boundaries of the unknown.