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Physician Scientist Training Program

Physician scientists have been central to many advances credited to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM) since its inception. Today, JHUSOM is a national leader in physician scientist training.  Already home to a preeminent medical scientist training program (MSTP) for M.D., Ph.D. students, the physician scientist training program (PSTP) was established in 2016 to broaden and strengthen our commitment to develop the next generation of physician scientists.


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Who are Physician Scientists?

Physician scientists are medical doctors who view patient care as vitally important, but not all we do. We not only care for today’s patients, but also question the fundamental mechanisms of diseases we encounter and pursue research to inform how we can better understand tomorrow's patients.


Goals of the Physician Scientist Training Program

Many of our activities focus on residency and fellowship years, when would-be physician scientists become immersed in clinical training but also must identify a research direction and mentors who can help them take an idea from a curious question to a sustainable, impactful direction of independent inquiry. Goals of the PSTP are to:



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Physician Scientist Training Program
East Baltimore Campus
Miller Research Building, Room 147
733 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205

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