Bridge to Opportunity, Support, and Training


Stanford MSTP BOOST (Bridge to Opportunity, Support, and Training) is a 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.

BOOST is excited to announce that we will be returning to an in-person format for 2023. Travel, housing, and meals will be covered for admitted scholars. Opportunities provided through our program include: 

  • 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.)
  • One-on-one meetings with Stanford PIs


To apply for Stanford MSTP BOOST, please click here

Please note that the BOOST application deadline has been extended to January 20. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, will need to be received by this date.

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Stanford MSTP BOOST Video