MD/PhD Handbook, 2016-2017
First 2 Years:
The program begins with Phase I of the UNM School of Medicine curriculum.
Next 3-4 Years:
The student takes graduate courses and completes their PhD dissertation research.
Last 2 Years:
The program ends with Phase II and III of the UNM School of Medicine curriculum and fulfillment of a teaching requirement.
A total of 48 credits hours plus 18 dissertation hours and good standing throughout the SOM curriculum is required for the MD/PhD degree. The only change from the MD curriculum takes place during the summer of the first academic year. In place of the Practical Immersion Experience (PIE) the MD/PhD students take laboratory research rotations (BIOM 506). In addition to the MD degree curriculum the MD/PhD students are required to take the following courses in the BSGP:
|BIOM 501||Fundamentals for Graduate Research||1|
|BIOM 506||Special Topics in Biomedical Research (rotations)||3|
|BIOM 507||Advanced Molecular Biology||4|
|BIOM 508||Advanced Cellular Biology||4|
|BIOM 525||Cell and Molecular Basis of Disease Journal Club (2 semesters, year 1)||4|
|BIOM 530||Cell and Molecular Basis of Disease Seminar||1|
|BIOM 555||Problem Based Research Bioethics||1|
MD/PhD students must also take 3 credit hours from the courses listed below.
|BIOM 509||Principles of Neurobiology||3|
|BIOM 515||Cancer Biology||3|
|BIOM 516||Molecular Genetics and Genomics||3|
To view the program's curricular map as a suggested time line to follow, click here.