MD/PhD in Epidemiology
The MD/PhD Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine provides a unique training environment for exceptional individuals who want to pursue careers in academic medicine and research. The program is built around the basic science doctoral programs at the Miller School of Medicine. Typically, each of these graduate programs accepts one new MD/PhD student each year and there are presently 20 students participating in the program.
The curriculum is comprised of the school’s outstanding clinical training, a rigorous basic science graduate program and MD/PhD Program activities and informal seminars. The first two years consist of core basic science courses of the medical curriculum, a survey of the mechanisms of human disease, laboratory rotations, the Clinical Skills Program, and a variety of meetings designed to facilitate contact with potential faculty mentors. This is followed by three to four years of research training to complete the PhD degree, one year of required clinical rotations and one year of clinical and/or research electives.
Average Program Duration: 7 years
Students accepted into the MD/PhD program who are in good academic standing receive a full-tuition scholarship to medical school, a tuition waiver for graduate school, and an annual stipend of $26,000 while they are engaged full-time in graduate studies.