Bridge to Opportunity, Support, and Training

BOOST will be March 18 - 21, 2020 
Applications are now open! Click here to apply. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2020


Stanford MSTP BOOST (Bridge to Opportunity, Support, and Training) is a four-day program sponsored by the Stanford School of Medicine, MSTP, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education, and Biosciences. Previously known as Preview, this program aims to introduce diverse college students to the Stanford University community and offer professional development that prepares students for the MD-PhD admissions process. Eligible applicants must be interested in pursuing an MD-PhD.

Program participants receive overnight accommodations, meals, travel to and from Stanford, and free access to the full schedule of events. Please note that the program treats international travel on a case by case basis.

Opportunities during BOOST:

  • Networking with faculty and MD-PhD students
  • Mock interviews for MD-PhD admissions
  • Longitudinal guidance from a current student
  • Personalized assistance with professional documents (e.g. CV, etc.)
  • Lab tours


To apply for the Stanford MSTP BOOST, please click here.

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