Faculty Member to Direct Medical Scientist Training Program

Diabetes Center researcher and endocrinologist Mark Anderson, MD, PhD, was recently named the new director of the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). Dr. Anderson will be responsible for managing this campus-wide program that trains academic physician-scientists.

The MSTP's rigorous, integrated training pathway empowers students to earn both their MD and PhD. This program is vital to the development of future investigators that integrate both basic science and clinical medicine in their research programs. The UCSF MSTP is widely recognized as one of the top programs in the country and attracts an outstanding group of students with a strong interest in understanding and treating human disease.