PhD to MD Program

The PhD to MD Program offers PhD scientists in the biological sciences a 3-year curriculum in the College of Physicians & Surgeons leading to the MD degree, in preparation for a career in biomedical investigation.

The 4-year curriculum of the College of Physician and Surgeons is modified to the following 3-year curriculum for the PhD-to-MD Program:
          Preclinical courses                           16 Months
          Major clinical year (MCY)                  12 Months
          Electives, board prep, interviews        5 Months
          Total                                                 33 Months
The scholarly project requirement is waived. Students apply for residency in the middle of the MCY. Of note, the medical training for the PhD-to-MD Program is identical to the medical training for our standard MD/PhD (MST) program.