Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

STX-MSTP Admissions


  • Rigorous research experience
  • A desire to translate discovery from bench to bedside
  • Strong letters of recommendation
  • Competitive scores
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Welcome MD/PhD Applicants!

Jose Cavazos, MD

We are pleased with your interest in the South Texas Medical Scientist Training Program (STX-MSTP), the MD/PhD Program here at UT Health San Antonio. We are seeking applicants who are committed to a career as a physician-scientist and who wish to conduct rigorous, hypothesis-driven laboratory or population-based research into some of the most vexing biomedical problems we face today. We want applicants who have a passion for biomedical investigation and inquiry, and who wish to translate biomedical discoveries into medical advances. Our institution has graduated clinician-scientists with dual MD and PhD degrees since 1980. We benefit from the rich environment fostered by the NIH sponsored MSTP T32 training grant (one of 50 designations in the country), as well as the Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA, one of 60 in the country), demonstrating the intensive nature of the biomedical research training environment at our university. On behalf of the MSTP Advisory Committee, research faculty, and MSTP students, I invite you to consider our program for your MD-PhD training. 


José E. Cavazos, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean and Director

Additional Resources

Additional resources for the M.D./Ph.D. application can be found on the AMCAS website. Interested in our program? Learn more about our processes: