Research Education and Training Programs
Jeffrey A. Whitsett Physician Scientist Training Fellowship

An MD and PhD Dual-Degree Program

The Jeffrey A. Whitsett Physician Scientist Fellowship supports training in the dual MD and PhD program. Students will earn a medical degree through the Medical Scientist Training Program; MSTP at the University of Cincinnati and a PhD through the Molecular & Developmental Biology (MDB) Graduate Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

One fellowship position is available per year and is awarded to the most competitive applicant who has a declared interest in pediatrics and pediatric research. The goal of this fellowship is to train physician scientists who will become world leaders in research into childhood health and diseases both at the bench and the bedside. The Jeffrey A. Whitsett Fellowship has a number of unique and important benefits available.

This prestigious fellowship is named after Dr. Jeffrey A. Whitsett, a world leader in pediatric research, Co-Director, Perinatal Institute, Chief, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology, at Cincinnati Children’s and Professor in the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics

Whitsett fellows meet with Dr Whitsett on a regular basis to receive professional development counseling and career advice. In addition, Whitsett fellows will train at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, one of the top children’s hospitals in the US.

Apply to the Fellowship

Interested applicants should:

Selected applicants will be invited to an all-expenses-paid-interview with both MSTP and MDB programs and the most competitive applicants will meet with Dr Whitsett.

Become a Preferred Applicant

By filling out a short questionnaire you can become a preferred applicant and enjoy a number of benefits.

Contact Us

For additional information and directions please email: 
Dr. Tim Le Cras
Associate Director of Admissions for the MSTP Program