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Students & Mentors: A Team Approach

Selecting a mentor is a key step in your success as UVA MSTP students. All first and second year medical students are required to complete at least 3 summer lab rotations before transitioning into a graduate program. These rotations are essential in helping find a mentor who is conducting research in a field that is interesting and challenging. The MSTP Directors take all the care and time necessary to assist you in finding the right lab. This often is a hot topic during the monthly lunch meetings. The Program Director and Associate Directors screen each of our 150 approved mentors very carefully.

  • 150 rigorously screened and experienced mentors to choose from
  • Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering and Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics Departments ranked top ten in the nation.
  • ~$200 million of grant funding in the School of Medicine each year.