Dual Degree Programs

MSM offers a number of dual degree programs to help tailor advanced education to the individual's needs and interest. The following describes each of the dual degree programs we offer:

M.D./Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences

This program requires completion of the full medical curriculum, a modified didactic component for the PHD curriculum, as well as extensive faculty-guided dissertation research in basic and/or clinical sciences. Qualified medical students may enter this program after completing their first two years of preclinical training. After completing additional PhD coursework, students embark on their dissertation research and then return to medical school for their clinical training once that research has been completed.

We have a true Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) in collaboration with the University of Washington. Students accepted into this program will earn an MD degree from MSM and a PhD from the University of Washington with full scholarship for both programs. Applicants interested in this program must have applied to our MD program through AMCAS and should also contact either Dr. Douglas Paulsen or Dr. Martha Elks, the MSTP program directors.


M.D./M.P.H. Dual Degree Program

This is a 5-year program and one must first be accepted into the MD program. Students may elect to begin with the MPH program, complete the first year there and return to their MD studies and complete the last year of the MPH program during their senior year in the MD program. Alternatively, students may complete the preclinical years and move on to the MPH program to complete the first year. Students complete the final year of the MPH program during their senior year in the MD program. For additional information and to apply to the MD/MPH program, please contact the Admissions Office at mdadmissions@msm.edu or call (404) 752-1650.


M.D./MSCR and MSCR/Ph.D. Program

Ph.D. Graduate Students and Medical Students Interested in Clinical and/or Translational Research – Dual Degree Program

The Research Education, Training, and Career Development (RETCD) program of the NIH-funded Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) announces new opportunities for clinical and translational research training for Ph.D. graduate students (MSCR/Ph.D. predoctoral track). Students enrolled at Emory, MSM and Georgia Tech (GT) are eligible. The goal of the program is to provide novel training for Ph.D. graduate students with outstanding potential for careers in clinical and/or translational research. This program includes tuition, book and stipend payments for one year while completing special MSCR training.

Application Requirements: Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Applications must be submitted electronically and are due February 1. To apply to this program, complete an application to the MSCR program at MSM, found here. Follow all necessary steps as indicated on the website for applying to the MSCR Program.