Medical Scientist Training Program

How To Apply

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Step 1:

Submit your AMCAS application designating University of Washington MD/PhD.

Deadline: October 15

Step 2:

This step at the UW MSTP is a little different – as we have our own preliminary application.  You must submit the UW MSTP preliminary application, in addition to the AMCAS application. The application opens July 10, 2023.  Your AMCAS application must be verified before beginning our application.

Deadline: December 29, 2023  for completed preliminary & supplemental applications. All application materials/fees must be received in the MSTP office by end of business day.

Step 3:

The directors are reading applications. Please wait for further instructions. No need to send anything other than the UW MSTP preliminary application until we ask.

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Step 4:

Watch for an email from inviting you to complete a supplemental application.

Your application will be considered complete when we have received:

  • Your AMCAS Application
  • UW MSTP preliminary application
  • UW MSTP supplemental application
  • Application fee of $35
  • Letters of recommendation from at least 3 faculty/research mentors submitted through AMCAS
  • If non US Citizen, proof of permanent residency status.

Instructions for submitting these items will be on your application homepage.

Deadline: December 29 at 5pm PST for completed application materials.

Step 5:

You may monitor your application status by checking the homepage of your application.