About MSTP

Director’s Welcome

Welcome! The UW MSTP is among the top programs in the country and offers outstanding training for highly academically qualified students who are seeking to combine clinical medicine with biomedical research. We offer a distinct educational and scientific environment that you will not find anywhere else.

The UW is one of the nation’s largest medical schools, no matter if measured by total research funding, number of faculty, research laboratory space, or clinical facilities. We consistently rank among the very top schools for research and patient care. Our institution excels in all areas, yet, because of its size and scope, offers unique opportunities in genome sciences, bioengineering, global health, and computational biology—rare among other schools. We are closely affiliated with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, one of the nation’s leading cancer centers, where many of our students choose to complete their research studies. Trainees can also perform research with mentors at other UW-affiliated Seattle institutions, including the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Benaroya Research Institute, and others.

Seattle is an international capital of high technology and the creative arts. Its dynamic cross-pollinating environment has spawned innovation in aerospace, computers, commerce, biotechnology, and medicine, and offers a vibrant cultural scene set amongst the most spectacular of natural unspoiled surroundings of mountain and sea.

The UW’s unrivaled scientific intensity, clinical care, educational experience, and quality of life will enable you to unleash your potential as you train to become a future leader in science and medicine. We look forward to your application.

Marshall Horwitz, M.D., Ph.D.