M.D./Ph.D. Program

Medical students who are interested in pursuing a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree usually begin the doctoral part of their program after completing 1.5 or 2 years of the Medical School curriculum. Thus they have already completed many of the courses required for the Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology. After completing the doctoral program they return to the Medical School curriculum and receive the combined degree when their entire program is completed

M.D./Ph.D. students are expected to complete a total of 32 additional credits as part of the Ph.D. component of the degree: 6 credits from the Basic Department Required courses, 6 credits from the Advanced Departmental Seminar courses and 20 credits from Electives or Research.

Basic Departmental Required Courses (10 credits):

Experimental Design and Statistical Method/ Elementary Biostatistics 2cr GMS AN 704, GMS MS 700
Current Topics in Neuroanatomical & Neurobiological Sciences 2cr GMS AN 801/802
Professional Skills for Students in the Biomedical Sciences 2cr GMS AN 715
Vesalius Module Teaching Practicum 2cr GMS AN 805
Teaching in the Biomedical Sciences 2cr GMS AN 806

Advanced Departmental Seminar Courses (6 credits):

The M.D./Ph.D. candidate is required to take 6 credits of advanced departmental seminar courses offered by the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. A course offered by another Department in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences may be used to partially fulfill this requirement if it is deemed relevant to the student’s research and approved by the Graduate Education Committee.

Elective Courses:

The student may take courses offered by the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology and/or courses offered by other Departments on the Medical Campus to fulfill this requirement.