MDPhD Program Description
Margaret H. Baron, MD PhD
Benjamin Chen, MD, PhD
Talia Swartz, MD, PhD
The mission of the M.D./Ph.D. program is to train future altruistic and ethical leaders in science and medicine who are committed to making translational and transformative biomedical discoveries.
The MD/PhD Program at ISMMS offers a select group of students the training required to pursue leadership opportunities in academic investigative medicine. The program offers each student diverse opportunities in an outstanding research environment that is integrated with a well rounded, nationally acclaimed medical education. Our program has been continuously funded by the NIH’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) since 1977.
MD/PhD Progress Point Deadlines
(See Chapter 4 for details)
|Declaration of Dissertation Advisor and MTA||End of 2nd summer after 1st year of matriculation|
|Completion of Core Curriculum (“Biomedical Sciences for MD/PhDs)||End of 2nd semester after matriculation|
|Completion of USMLE Step 1||June 30 of fourth semester after matriculation|
|Completion of Thesis Proposal Exam||End of the sixth semester after matriculation (strongly encouraged after fifth semester)|
|Successful defense/deposit of Dissertation||Variable: current average is end of 12th semester after matriculation (6th year in program)|
The maximum time limit for completion of all requirements for the PhD and MD degrees is ten years after matriculation into the MD/PhD Program.
Students who do not meet these deadlines will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including academic probation and expulsion.