Application Timeline

  • Applications Open: October 11, 2023
  • Applications Close: March 1, 2024
  • Interviews: March 2024
  • Candidate Decisions: April 2024
  • Program Starts: July 1, 2024


  • Demonstrable interest in biomedical sciences
  • URiM applicants highly encouraged (as defined by AAMC):
    “Underrepresented in medicine means those racial and ethnic populations that are underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population.”
  • Must be a US Citizen, or hold an active H1-B visa or green card
  • Completion of a BA or BS degree from an accredited university/college and all coursework for medical school admission prior to program start date

PSTP Mentors Available

PSTP MentorPI/LabResearch Title
Michael Bern, MD, PhDTimothy Ley, MD“Chemotherapy resistance mechanisms in primary refractory acute myeloid leukemia”
ZaNetta Chang, MD, PhDTamara Doering, MD, PhD“Elucidating host-pathogen interactions and mechanisms of dissemination in the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans”
Wilbur Song, MD, PhDTodd Fehniger, MD, PhD“Improving solid tumor-directed cellular therapy with engineered chimeric antigen receptor natural killer cells (CAR NK) in immunocompetent mouse models”
ZeNan Chang, MD, PhDJeffrey Gordon, MD“Impact of gut microbiota from undernourished women on intestinal adaptation in pregnancy”
Stefan Tarnawsky, MD, PhDMatthew Walter, MD“The interaction between Tp53 and U2af1 in clonal hematopoiesis and myeloid cancers”
Jesse Zaretsky, MD, PhDSidharth Puram, MD“Analysis of tumor-immune interactions in head and neck cancer”
Intelly Lee, MD, PhDSteven Van Dyken, PhD“Innate Lymphoid Cells and Type 2 Immunity in Skin Inflammation”
Matthew Biehl, MD, PhDBenjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD“Exploring cellular processes involved in successful proximal tubule repair following ischemia-reperfusion injury”

Application Requirements

  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation from undergraduate professors or current supervisor
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Completed application form