MD/PhD Program

The MD/PhD Program at Boston University School of Medicine is structured to train physician-scientists to be leaders in the advancement of twenty-first century health care.

We place premiums on using both clinical and scientific training to create a synergistic learning environment that molds our students into leaders who are able to translate observations and experiences into focused scientific inquiry. Our training produces a medical-scientist with the capacity to identify clinically-relevant questions that can be rigorously explored in a scientific setting.  Boston University’s commitment to this mission is also reflected by our commitment to fully fund tuition of the program so that our students have limited financial obligations during their medical or graduate school training.


  • Congratulations to Chris Gromisch (G4), who was recently awarded an NIH F30 Fellowship!
  • Congrats to Nisma Mujahid (M4), who recently received the Ri Jean E. McPhail Scholarship and Carolann S. Najarian Endowed Scholarship
  • Congratulations to Zohar Weinstein (M3), who presented this idea at retreat 2 years ago, on her new Nature Communications article “Modeling the impact of drug interactions on therapeutic selectivity.”


Congratulations to our six new entering M1s on their White Coat Ceremony:

  • Andrew Chang
  • Isaac Falconer
  • Joshua Gustine
  • Laura Marshall
  • Nathan Sanders
  • Anthony Spinelli


MD/PhD Retreat – Save the Date



  • Leon Sun (G3) was recently awarded an NIH F30 grant
  • Anjali Jacob (M4) was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha
  •  Stephanie Pavlovich’s (M3) new Cell Paper can be found here
  • Jacob Kantrowitz (M4) and Nisma Mujahid (M4) were inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS)
  • Melissa Ghulam-Smith (M3), Ian Francis (M3), Stephanie Pavlovich and Jarred Mondonedo (M3) successfully defended their theses