South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD Program)


The NIH-designated Medical Scientist Training Program at UT Health San Antonio offers a cohesive dual degree MD-PhD training experience. We welcome a class of eight students each year, with each student bringing a unique perspective and research background to the table. Applicants for our program should have a passion for biomedical investigation as well as the desire to translate those biomedical discoveries into medical advances. 

Myrna Garcia Jose Cavazos

Important Dates

ACMAS Deadline

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  • Applicants who wish to be considered for the UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine MD-only program must also complete the application for the Texas Medical and Dental Schools (TMDSAS)

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The MSTP covers full costs for eight years of tuition, fees, and all mandatory fees. In addition to this, we provide a $35,000 annual stipend.

Program Brochure

Gabbe Zuniga, Ph.D.

The dual-degree STX-MSTP provides an integrated training experience to support my growth as a physician-scientist.

Gabbe Zuniga, Ph.D.