MD/PhD Funding – Dean’s Scholarship

The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences provides an enhanced financial aid package for all MD/PhD candidates.

Funding for MD/PhD students is available in the form of a merit-based Dean’s Scholarship. The Dean’s Scholarship includes full medical school and graduate school tuition. In addition, MD/PhD students receive stipends during the PhD study years in accordance with the departmental PhD program.

Funding for the MD/PhD program breaks down as follows:

BUSM I & II (Years 1-2): Tuition covered by our enhanced financial aid package. This represents a scholarship of $57,250 per year based upon the 2016-2017 medical school tuition charges. The medical school fees and health insurance are not covered.

Please note: If a student withdraws from the PhD portion of the program, the scholarship must be repaid.

In addition to the above scholarships, students must participate in laboratory rotations during the summer between the first and second year of BUSM and will earn a stipend.

Graduate/PhD studies (Years 3-6): All candidates are guaranteed both stipend and tuition. Tuition is covered by our enhanced financial aid package. This represents a scholarship of $49,176 per year based upon 2016-2017 graduate school tuition charges. The 2016-2017 Division of Graduate Medical Sciences graduate student stipend is $32,250 per calendar year, increasing to $33,250 post qualifying exams. Health insurance and fees are covered during these years.

**The Biomedical Engineering Department graduate student stipend rate is $32,250 per calendar year, increasing to $33,862 post qualifying exams. In subsequent years, Research Assistants may expect salary increases as progress is made toward the degree.

BUSM III & IV (Years 7-8): When a student completes the dissertation requirements, including defending and submitting a thesis, he or she returns to the medical school curriculum. Tuition is covered by our enhanced financial aid package. This represents a scholarship of $57,250 per year based on the 2016-2017 medical school tuition rate and does not cover fees and health insurance.

TOTAL VALUE OF AID PACKAGE: Approximately $564,760