About MSTP

UW MSTP History


The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) in the United States began in 1964 with the national realization that translating basic science to patient care would require a cadre of investigators with rigorous scientific and clinical education. The University of Washington, although at the time a very young medical school, established one of the first MSTPs, with continuous NIH support since 1970. Our MSTP has had four directors in its history:  George Martin, M.D., founding director; Seymour Klebanoff, M.D.; Larry Loeb, M.D., Ph.D.; and now Marshall Horwitz, M.D., Ph.D.  More than 200 MD-PhD physician scientists have graduated from our program.  Our alumni form a substantial part of the faculty of the UW medical school and are well represented nationally on the faculties of other major medical schools, research universities, and research institutes. We invite you to consider joining us.