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February 8, 2006

Physician-Scientist Training

JAMA. 2006;295(6):623-624. doi:10.1001/jama.295.6.623-a

To the Editor: As graduates of a medical scientist training program (MSTP), we read the article on the physician-scientist career pipeline by Drs Ley and Rosenberg1 with interest. The authors conclude that MD-PhD programs are a “success . . . for producing successful physician-scientists with sustained academic careers.” We believe that the data presented do not support this conclusion.