The goal of our MD-PhD Program is to train individuals to be both outstanding physicians and scientists, and enable them to pioneer major advances in medical practice through research. MD-MD-PhD students take an integrated curriculum combining basic science and research training with our highly innovative medical education Cells to Society curriculum. PhD training may be done in one of our seven Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs including: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Disease; Molecular Medicine; Structural and Computational Biology, and Biophysics; and Neuroscience (go to BIMS for more information).
We also offer a wide variety of National Institute of Health funded specialized training programs in the areas of immunology, cardiovascular science and medicine, cancer, biodefense, neuroscience, neurobiology and behavioral development, cell and molecular biology, biotechnology, molecular biophysics, pharmacologic sciences, and infectious diseases. A major emphasis of the program is to train physician-scientists to lead the biomedical research community in efforts to discover the fundamental basis of human disease and to develop innovative new therapies for their treatment. Students in the dual MD-PhD degree program must complete the requirements for both degrees. The program typically takes 7-8 years to complete. For students in the MD-PhD program, graduation requirements must be completed within 9 years of matriculation in the School of Medicine.
For more information, go to Medical Scientist Training Program.