MD/PhD Program

Training Exceptional Physician-Scientists

The MD/PhD Program at Boston University's Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine aims to train physician-scientists to be leaders in twenty-first century health care. Our training produces a medical-scientist with the capacity to identify clinically-relevant questions that can be rigorously explored in a scientific setting and is engaged by serving the underserved.  We are fully committed to promoting student grant skills for obtaining independent research funding, enhancing leadership skills, and providing opportunities for future research success while minimizing financial obligations during both medical and graduate school years.

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Cutting Edge Research Opportunities

At BU, students have access to over 1,600 labs organized into in over 130 research centers and institutes spread out over two beautiful campuses in Boston, Massachusetts. With access to Boston Medical Center faculty, the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Lab (NEIDL) and over 40 research cores, students will learn to perform cutting edge biomedical research.

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Immersive Training

From the hands-on patient encounters that begin the first week of medical school, to the dedicated Integrated Problems course spanning the M1/M2 years taught by physician-scientists, to the translational research electives available to our trainees in their M3/M4 year, our program is designed to teach our trainees to ask and investigate clinically-relevant research questions from their first week on campus.

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