|The MD/PhD student receives a stipend designed to be competitive nationally. The stipend during medical school (M1, M2, M3, and M4) for the 2012-2013 academic year is $22,000. The stipend can be supplemented by participating in the Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship or the Clinical and Translational Science Professional Student Mentored Research Fellowship. Graduate school stipends are provided by the student’s dissertation department. The graduate student stipend is $23,500 for 12 months. MD/PhD students also receive a waiver of tuition for the duration that they are enrolled in medical and graduate school. Stipend and support are contingent upon the student remaining in good standing in the MD/PhD Program.
2013-2014 year. While in Medical School, the MD/PhD Program does not pay for
Health/Hospitalization Insurance. Students who have questions about the student
health insurance program offered by the University of Kentucky should contact
the University Health Service, Room B163, Kentucky Clinic. The phone number is
859-323-5823 ext. 230 . During the graduate phase, health insurance is provided
in accordance with the policies and practices of the graduate program.
Information on health insurance is available at the following websites
Students with research interests at the interface of Medicine and Engineering can apply for the prestigious Halcomb Fellow Award, which provides $25,000 per year for two years for a research project directed by dual mentors from an engineering discipline and the biomedical sciences. Additional information can be found at Research Opportunities and Halcomb Graduate Fellowship.
Students are encouraged to apply for external fellowships during their graduate training and support is available for grant submissions for the MD/PhD Program Office:
National Institute of Health F30 award
U.S. Army Breast Cancer Program
American Heart Association Regional Affiliates Predoctoral Fellowships
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Association Fellowships
Other funding opportunities can be found at:
American Physician Scientist Association Funding Opportunities
Association of American Medical Colleges Funding Opportunities for MD-PhD Trainees