Resources for the MD/PhD Program

Documents for the MD/PhD Program

MD/PhD Handbook, 2018-2019
MD/PhD Handbook, 2017-2018
MD/PhD Handbook, 2016-2017

MD/PhD Learning Plan (sample)

Graduate Resource Center Workshops: Calendar

Workshops on a variety of topics for graduate students including; Wellness, Reading Skills and Strategies, Financial Literacy, Time Management, and more.

Please see the BSGP Resources page for additional forms and information.

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. In addition to the MD degree curriculum the MD/PhD students are required to take the following courses in the BSGP:

Course Title Credits
BIOM 501 Fundamentals for Graduate Research 1
BIOM 505 ST: Biostatistics Method I 2
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 semester) 1
BIOM 555 Problem Based Research Bioethics 1
Lab Rotations Complete at least 2 lab rotations 0


MD/PhD students must also take 3 credit hours from the courses listed below.

Course Title Credits
BIOM 505 ST: Biostatistics Method II 3
BIOM 509 Principles of Neurobiology 3
BIOM 510 Physiology 3
BIOM 514 Immunobiology 3
BIOM 515 Cancer Biology 3
PHRM 576 Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology 3


MD/PhD Learning Plan (sample)