May 30, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2019-2020 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2019-2020

Combined Graduate and Professional Degree Track, MD/PhD


A combined MD/PhD program is offered. This program is an option for a limited number of students with superior academic records and unusual research potential. In the course of this program, a student will pursue the medical curriculum for two years, spend three to four years as a graduate student to acquire the PhD, and finally spend two years completing the medical curriculum. Prospective students must first apply to and be accepted to the Medical School. When applying to Medical School, they should state their desire to enter the MD/PhD application process. The following are criteria for consideration of admission with values considered as competitive: MCAT scores at least in the 70th percentile; GPA of at least a 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale); and previous research experience. The GRE is optional; competitive GRE scores(Combined Verbal and Quantitative at least 310). Students must maintain a B average, or the equivalent in Medical School and Graduate School to remain in good standing in the program. Students must fulfill all the requirements of the Doctor of Medicine and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

If a student withdraws from or is asked to resign from either the MD or the PhD portion of the program, the student is required to reimburse the School of Medicine for any tuition received while in medical school. Credit for graduate course work will be transferred to the Medical School transcript.