MD/ Ph.D. Combined Degree Program

The M.D/Ph.D. Program is designed to train a limited number of highly motivated students for careers as biomedical scientists in clinical and translational research.

Objectives and Mission

Students in the program will acquire dual expertise in biomedical research and clinical medicine and will be prepared to conduct and to manage research aimed at the prevention and treatment of human disease. Graduates of the Program will receive a combined M.D/Ph.D. Degree.

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Interdisciplinary Tracks

Ph.D. training is offered in the following tracks within these de Molecular Biosciences Graduate Program, Speech Pathology Graduate Program, Integrative Neuroscience Graduate Program.

  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Speech Pathology & Audiology
  • Integrative Neuroscience
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Funding your degree

Students entering into this program are guaranteed funding for 3 years Graduate Research Assistantships, with continued support contingent on maintaining good standing and progress in the program. Students on this Research Assistantship conduct mainly dissertation research in the laboratory under the direction of a faculty advisor. You can expect to participate in conducting studies, analyzing data and attending scientific conference and publishing papers. The comprehensive training is valuable for developing your critical thinking and research skills, and will prepare you a career of physician scientist.  

When admitted into the MD, PhD program, your degree is heavily subsidized. You will benefit from tuition waivers and additional health care insurance. Check out the Graduate School Tuition and Fee Tables for details on the cost benefits with an research assistantship. 

Program Directors

MD/PhD Program
Yumei Feng Earley
Yumei Feng Earley, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
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MD/PhD Program
Mark Riddle
Mark Riddle, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Associate Dean of Clinical Research, Professor
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