The School of Medicine primarily prepares students for the practice of medicine. The majority of its curriculum, therefore, is devoted to the program of studies leading to the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. The School of Medicine offers a combined M.D./Ph.D. program with the objective of training medical scientists--future medical school faculty members and investigators in medical research institutes. Students who are interested in the M.D./Ph.D. program may indicate their interest upon application to the USC School of Medicine.
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