Today is Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

Medical Scientist Training Program

Interviews & Second Visits


The MSTP interview process takes place Thursday through Saturday and includes a panel interview with admissions committee members, individual interviews with program faculty, and both formal and informal interactions with MSTP students, faculty, and leaders.

  • Thursday
    Students will travel to Cincinnati on Thursday and learn more about the MSTP, graduate programs, and research opportunities from our leadership team. They will then split their time between individual faculty interviews and a panel interview. Students will return to the hotel and have dinner with current students and the other applicants in the evening.
  • Friday
    Friday begins with applicants taking part in the MMI at the medical school*. After the MMIs students 

    will then tour the UC College of Medicine as well as Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. In the afternoon, interviewees split their time between one-on-one faculty interviews and a panel interview. Friday evening, applicants will have dinner with current MSTP faculty and students at a faculty member's home.

    *All MSTP applicants will participate in the MMI. For those applicants applying to both the MD/PhD program and the MD program, the MD/PhD interview will serve as your interview for the MD program.

  • Saturday
    Students attend brunch and student-led interviews with current MSTP students. Applicants will depart from Cincinnati early Saturday afternoon.

Second Visits

Accepted students are invited back to Cincinnati at our expense. During the second visit students may identify specific investigators in Cincinnati with whom they would like to meet. Candidates meet with graduate program faculty mentors to define their initial summer laboratory rotation once they arrive in early summer.