Medical Scientist Training/MD-PhD Program


All eligible applicants who are admitted to the MD-PhD Program are considered for funding under the Medical Scientist Training Program. Approximately 8-12 MD-PhD students matriculate each year and receive the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) award. This program, supported by the National Institutes of Health, provides full tuition, stipend, and insurance for students. Due to federal restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for MSTP funding.

For the academic year 2016-2017, the annual stipend for students in the MD track of their training (Medical School Years I & II) is $28,376. The stipend for students entering the graduate track of their training in 2016-2017 is $31,006. Health and dental insurance are covered for students during their training.

Each year, on average, one-to-two students decide to enroll as MD-PhD candidates at Johns Hopkins without MSTP funding. The students who are accepted to the Program, but do not receive funding, are eligible to apply for financial aid through the School of Medicine. More information about financial aid is available from the School of Medicine Admissions website. It is important to note that students admitted to the MD-PhD Program without MSTP support may apply for MSTP support as internal candidates during the first or second year of medical school.