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The Interview

Students working in the lab

With more than a dozen graduate departments, BCM offers many opportunities for future physician scientists to pursue research training.

Medical Scientist Training Program interviews are conducted October through January, beginning on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. the day before medical school interviews begin. MSTP candidates have two faculty interviews, a director's interview and a student interview on Friday morning. These interview sessions provide the opportunity to discuss research experiences and explore various training opportunities available at Baylor College of Medicine. All offers of acceptance to the MSTP are fully funded and will be extended twice during the interview season.

The MSTP interviews approximately 75 applicants annually, inviting accepted applicants to return at BCM's expense for an optional Second Look Visit. At this time, applicants have an opportunity to meet faculty members of their choice to discuss research opportunities at BCM. Candidates will also participate in a portion of the annual Scientific Symposium to see student posters and hear student and faculty presentations about their research.

2013 to 2014 Interview Dates
Interview 1 Oct. 18, 2013
Interview 2 Nov. 8, 2013*
Interview 3 Dec. 6, 2013
Interview 4 Jan. 10, 2014*
Interview 5 Jan. 24, 2014
Second Look Visit March 27-29, 2014

*Dates will include interviews for the Rice University Bioengineering Graduate Program.

Applicants who are not accepted to the M.D./Ph.D. Program, but who matriculate at Baylor College of Medicine in July 2014, are invited to reapply to the MSTP during their first year of medical school.