MD-PhD Dual Degree Program
Immerse in clinical and scientific education, conduct research, and learn to translate scientific findings to clinical practice in our MD-PhD program, also known as Columbia’s Medical Scientist Training Program. Students who pursue this path prepare to join the ranks of future biomedical leaders. More than 60 percent of graduates who have completed their residency and fellowship training are full-time faculty members in basic science and clinical departments worldwide.
The curriculum includes 1.5 years of basic science courses in the medical school and one major graduate school course, followed by three to four years of graduate study supplemented by an ongoing clinical tutorial and a final 14-month "clinical year." Students often complete both degrees in seven years with some taking an extra year and a rare few completing the degree in six years.
- December 20, 2021
Congratulations to two alumni of the MD-PhD program for their research accomplishments! Joseph Stujenske and Youngjung Kim are recipients of the NYCPS 2020 Resident Research Awards.
- January 10, 2022
Alumnus Mohammed Shaik, Class of 2019, has been selected as a Chief Resident in Pediatrics for 2022-2023 at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Congratulations Mohammed!
- December 16, 2021
The MD-PhD program's 14th Annual Student Research Symposium will be held on April 25th, 2019.
There are currently no upcoming events.