Today is Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Medical Scientist Training Program

Interviews & Second Visits


The MSTP interview process takes place from Thursday evening through Saturday and includes a panel interview with admissions committee members, individual interviews with program faculty, and both formal and informal interactions with MSTP students, faculty, and leaders.

  • Thursday
    Students will travel to Cincinnati on Thursday and will attend dinner with current students and the other applicants.
  • Friday
    The first part of the day on Friday is spent learning more about the MSTP, graduate programs, and research opportunities from our leadership team. In the afternoon, interviewees split their time between 2 -3 one-on-one faculty interviews and a panel interview. Friday evening, applicants will have dinner with current MSTP faculty and students at a faculty member's home.
  • Saturday
    Saturday begins with applicants taking part in the MMI at the medical school**. After the MMI students attend brunch and student-led interviews with current MSTP students. Applicants will depart from Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon.

**All MSTP applicants will participate in the MMI. For those applicants applying to both the MD/PhD program and the MD program, the MD/PhD interview will serve as your interview for the MD program.


Second Visits

Accepted students are invited back to Cincinnati at our expense. During the second visit students may identify specific investigators in Cincinnati with whom they would like to meet. Candidates meet with graduate program faculty mentors to define their initial summer laboratory rotation once they arrive in early summer.