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The Clinical Scientist Training Program (CSTP) offers clinical research training and scholarships to University of Pittsburgh medical students who are committed to careers in clinical investigation. Students may complete the dual MD/MS in clinical research or the MD/Certificate in clinical research.

The CSTP involves a research year between third and fourth year of medical school, typically scheduled July 1 – June 30. We expect students to take their research year after completing their core clerkships in the third year of medical school in order to ensure that their research will be informed by their clinical knowledge. The research year includes:

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* Note: it is possible to matriculate in the dual MD/MS program after the first year of medical school; however, to successfully complete the master’s thesis requirement, the student should have at least one first-author manuscript in preparation with their SP mentor.