Students learn through a sequence of interdisciplinary Blocks and Threads that are designed to gradually build student competency in our mission of education, research, clinical care, and community service. At the University of Colorado, we provide future physicians/scientists with the scientific, clinical, and communication skills necessary to develop and effectively deliver state-of-the-art health care to an increasingly diverse population.
Currently, MSTP students complete both required Medical and Graduate School Curricula, USMLE, Preliminary Graduate Exam and lab rotations during their first two years (MS1-2).
MSTP does not confer either the MD or PhD degree, but rather we recruit students who seek to complete both degrees. We have a highly integrated curriculum combining medical and graduate courses in the first year, complete of the Graduate Preliminary Exam at the end of the first year, medical courses in the second year, and the students then enter a degree-granting graduate program. Once they complete all of the requirements for the PhD, they return to medical school to complete the last two years of clinical training.
The MST Program trains combined degree students to become proficient and successful clinicians and investigators who are able to: