Program Director: Nancy Schwartz
Administrator: Laurie Risner
Openings: 10 MD/PhD, 0 Predoctoral, 0 Postdoctoral
This is an integrated training program leading to both the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. Students are considered for the program after they have completed one or in most cases two years of medical studies. Although not supported by the program during these pre-clinical years, students usually acquire relevant laboratory experience, fulfill some graduate course requirements and seek out a research sponsor and graduate degree unit in anticipation of their application to the program. If selected, the trainee may receive up to five years of support, which generally encompasses part of the Ph.D. phase and the remainder of the M.D. training (the two clinical years). A wide variety of Ph.D. degree-granting units are available to trainees, including: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Developmental Biology; Genetics; Immunology; Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology; Molecular Pathogenesis; and Neurobiology.