University of Texas Medical Branch

University of Texas Medical Branch

MD-PhD Combined Degree


301 University Boulevard

Galveston, TX 77555

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MD-PhD Program is designed to educate well-trained clinician-scientists who are equally at home at the patient's bedside and the research lab. We have developed a specific, integrated MD-PhD curriculum that combines both aspects of the Medical School and Graduate School experience to optimize the education of physician-scientists. This situation is ideal for the education of MD-PhD students since it integrates the two education tracks with a view towards shortening the time spent in classrooms and speeding the entry of the MD-PhD student into the research phase of his/her training. This truly innovative curriculum fosters the cross-pollination of ideas and helps bridge the gap between basic research and clinical practice.The stipends for MD-PhD students are competitive. Students accepted into the MD-PhD Program receive full support for both Medical School and Graduate School tuition.To apply for admission to the MD-PhD Combined Degree Program, an application should be completed via the Association of American Medical Colleges (AMCAS) website. A separate Graduate School application is not required. In addition to the AMCAS application, a minimum of two letters of recommendation must be provided from individuals who can comment on the applicantÆs abilities and achievements in research.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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