PROSPECTIVE MD/PhD STUDENTS
CURRENT MD/PhD STUDENTS
CoM Bulletin (PDF)
Our program integrates the graduate and medical curricula, bench research, and patient diagnosis and treatment. With careful planning, students enrolled in the M.D./Ph.D. Program are generally able to complete the requirements for both degrees in seven years. Because the research component of the M.D./Ph.D. degree is designed individually for each student, the time required to complete the Ph.D. research and dissertation is variable.
Students accepted into the M.D./Ph.D. Program are encouraged to complete a rotation in a laboratory of their choice prior to the start of their first year in medical school. This rotation will be funded by the department they choose. Students then typically complete the first two years of medical school, take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step I Exam, and then enter and complete their graduate studies. Once they have earned their doctoral degree, they return to Medical School to complete their final two years of the medical school curriculum with clinical internships. Students typically complete the following sequence.
Visit the Office of Medical Education Curriculum Web page for additional information.
Years One and Two: Medical School Curriculum
Years Three, Four and Five: Graduate School Curriculum
Years Six and Seven: Medical School Curriculum
To find out more about individual Ph.D. curriculum requirements, please visit their individual websites.
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