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AAMC Response to NIGMS RFI on Strategies to Enhance Physician-Scientist Training through the NIGMS MSTP

Modified: August 28, 2017

The AAMC August 8 submitted comments to the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) in response to a Request for Information on strategies to enhance physician-scientist training through the NIGMS Medical Scientist (MD-PhD) Training Program (MSTP). In its letter, the AAMC recommended that multiple “on-ramps” should be available for entering MD-PhD programs; applicants ideally have prior research experience; programs implement holistic review of applicants and maintain a strong commitment to diversity; programs emphasize professional development, mentor engagement, individual development, and wellness; and institutional infrastructure create a robust environment for trainees. 

Training Grant Director