Deans Scholarship – Full M.D./Ph.D. Funding

The Division of Graduate Medical Sciences provides an enhanced financial aid package for all MD/PhD Candidates matriculating as of  fall 2014.

Funding for M.D.-Ph.D. 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, M.D.-Ph.D. students receive stipends during the Ph.D. study years in accordance with the departmental Ph.D. program.

Funding for the M.D.-Ph.D. program breaks down as follows:

BUSM I, Year 1: Tuition is covered by our enhanced financial aid package. This represents a scholarship of $53,894 based upon the 2014-2015 medical school tuition charges. The Medical School fees and health insurance are not covered.

BUSM II, Year 2: Tuition is covered by our enhanced financial aid package. This represents a scholarship of $53,894 based upon the 2014-2015 medical school tuition charges. The Medical School fees and health insurance are not covered.

If a student withdraws from the Ph.D. portion of the program, the scholarship must be repaid.

In addition to the above scholarships, students who participate in 8-10 weeks of research during the summer between the first and second year of BUSM may earn a $4,000 stipend.

Graduate – Ph.D. studies, Year 3-6: All candidates are guaranteed both stipend and tuition. Tuition is coered by our enhanced financial aid package. This represents a scholarship of $45,686 based upon the 2014-2015  graduate school tuition charges. The 2014-2015 Division of Graduate Medical Sciences graduate student stipend is $30,500/ calendar year, increasing to $31,500 post qualifying exams. Health insurance and fees are covered during these years.

**The Biomedical Engineering Department graduate student stipend rate is $29,700/calendar year In subsequent years, Research Assistants may expect salary increases as progress is made toward the degree.

BUSM III & IV, Year 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 $107,788 based on the 2014-2015 medical school tuition of $53,894. The Medical School fee charge and health insurance are not covered.

TOTAL VALUE OF AID PACKAGE: Approximately $522,000 ($215,576 medical school scholarship, $306,744 graduate school scholarship, stipend, and health insurance based upon 3.5 years of Ph.D. study).