On Applying to MSTP
Since you are reading the Dis-O Guide, chances are you’ve already applied to the great school that is Washington University. But if not, you should. Because for a fee of $70 (waived where applicable), you get a chance to: fly to St. Louis, talk to four professors with successful research careers, mingle with eight other like-minded people, share your research with a panel of scientists from diverse fields who will listen with great concentration for 20 minutes, and get to know St. Louis with the current students. All of this, at no charge to you. If there’s a catch, I’m not seeing it. Best part? You may get a call a month later congratulating you on your success, and you will get to do all of the above again during Second Look. You do have to meet those people called medical students during the Second Look, though. It’s ok. They don’t bite.
— Deng P., M1