MD/PhD in Biochemistry
General Program Information for MD/PhD Candidates
MD/PhD candidates must fulfill the requirements for both the MD and the PhD degrees. Please consult with the Office of Admissions for Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) for information on how to apply to the MD/PhD program, as well as the curriculum for the MD component (medical school curriculum). For the PhD component students participate in the interdisciplinary program called the Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS) that will incorporate didactic coursework and biomedical research to prepare our graduates for career advancement. In the first year of the PhD component of the MD/PhD curriculum, students will participate in the Foundations in Biomedical Sciences I (FiBS I) core curriculum while rotating in a number of research laboratories. The required courses for the PhD component of the MD/PhD curriculum are identical to those required for the PhD candidates with the exception that specific modules within the FiBS I core curriculum may be met by the first-year BUSM curriculum subject to prior approval by the Student Affairs Committee.
After selection of a dissertation research laboratory, students will join the program/department with which the mentor is affiliated and continue advanced studies towards candidacy.