Jun 22, 2018  
Graduate Record 2008-2009 
Graduate Record 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Combined Degree Programs

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M.D.-Ph.D. (NIH Medical Scientist Training)

The goal of the MST program is to provide students with the highest quality training to conduct biomedical research as well as a firm grounding in clinical medicine. Ph.D. training may be done in one of our Basic Science Departments including Cell Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, and Pharmacology. We also offer a wide variety of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs in the areas of Immunology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Biophysics, Molecular Pharmacology, Molecular Medicine, Chemical Engineering, Cancer, and Infectious Diseases. A major emphasis of the program is to train physician-scientists who will lead the biomedical research community in efforts to discover the fundamental basis of human disease and to develop innovative new therapies for their treatment. Students in the combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree program must complete the requirements for both degrees within seven years of matriculation in the School of Medicine. Those who are making progress toward graduation but who will exceed the seven-year limit may apply for one-year extensions. More than one extension may be granted. For more information see www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/mstp.

M.D.-M.P.H. Public Health

The joint M.D.-M.P.H. is designed to develop the knowledge, analytic and quantitative skills that students need to succeed in a variety of health careers. This multidisciplinary degree is offered in collaboration with the School of Medicine, Law, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. The program emphasizes Public Health, Law and Ethics, Community Health, Global Health, Bio-preparedness, and Health Policy Management. Medical Students who decide to pursue the M.P.H. should expect to extend their education by one year. The combined degree program must be completed within 6 years of matriculation in the School of Medicine. For more information, see http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/phs/mph/jointmdmph.cfm.

M.D.-M.A. Bioethics

The School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offer an M.A. degree in Bioethics. Medical students at the School of Medicine may apply for this program which can be pursued along with their professional training. Students interested in this program should plan on extending their educational experience by one year. The combined degree program must be completed within 6 years of matriculation in the School of Medicine. For more information, see http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/bio-ethics/MABioethics.cfm

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