Aug 14, 2018  
Graduate Record 2009-2010 
    
Graduate Record 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Dual 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 dual 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 dual M.D. - M.P.H. is designed to provide graduate professional training in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, translational and community-based research, and community engagement strategies to improve the health of individuals and populations. The program focuses on the competencies professionals need to address population health and health care delivery issues and includes a range of interdiscimplinary courses on social behavioral health, health policy, program planning and evaluation, and environomental health, as well as epidemiology and biostatistics. Medical Students who decide to pursue the M.P.H. should expect to begin their M.P.H. courses after completing the core clinical clerkships and to extend their education by one year. The dual 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.B.A.


The School of Medicine and the Darden School of Business offers a dual degree program in which a student may obtain both the M.D. and the M.B.A. degrees in 5 years. The student is obligated to secure separate admission to both schools. Once admitted to the School of Medicine, the student may take application to the Program Committee for admission to the dual degree program. Students in the dual degree begin their M.B.A. curriculum after completing the first three years of the medical curriculum. The total duration is 5 years. For more information, see http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/handbook/policy/secondDegree.cfm 

 

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