MD/PhD Program

The Neuroscience GIDP participates in the University of Arizona’s MD/PhD Program, designed to train physician scientists skilled in both experimental and clinical thinking. Entry begins with application through AMCAS to the UA College of Medicine MD/PhD Program.  Students in this dual-degree program first complete their basic medical science courses, taking Step 1 of the National Board exams by early Spring of their second year. At that time, they transition to their graduate program and begin their doctoral research.  In addition, most students complete lab rotations during the summer between years 1 and 2.  After successfully completing graduate coursework and defending their dissertations, students transition to clinical clerkships to complete the medical school curriculum.

Applicants admitted to the MD/PhD Program are encouraged to contact the Neuroscience GIDP to discuss research-training opportunities.