Our MSTP is dedicated to educating and training exceptionally qualified individuals for careers in the biomedical and sociomedical sciences. To fulfill this mission, we recruit exceptionally bright and accomplished students who exhibit a passion for scientific knowledge and a life-long commitment to research and leadership. We help guide admitted students towards outstanding training environments that encourage individual thinking and provide students with the tools needed to develop into accomplished, compassionate physician scientists. We aim to provide an intellectual and practical foundation from which our graduates will approach the most compelling questions facing medicine today. Our hope is that our rigorous program will nurture the intellectual curiosity and discipline of our students, while continuing to develop their innate creativity and empathy.