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Graduate Record 2006-2007 
Graduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Combined Degree Programs

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Time Limit for Completion of the M.D. Degree Students in combined degree programs must complete the requirements for the M.D. degree 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 to the Student Promotions Committee for one-year extension. The Committee may grant more than one extension; application must be made on a yearly basis.

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

The goal of the 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. For more information see www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/mstp.

M.D.-M.S. Health Evaluation Sciences

This joint M.D.-M.S. Health Evaluation Sciences program is designed to develop the research, analytic, and quantitative skills that students need to succeed in a variety of health careers. The M.S. portion of the program can be completed in one academic year after the third year of medical school. Five areas of specialization are offered: epidemiology, clinical investigation, health services research, health care informatics, and health care resource management. Students choose an area of particular interest to them and complete core and specialized courses and a final project.

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

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.

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.

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