MD-PhD Dual Degree Training
MD-PhD programs provide training in both medicine and research. They are specifically designed for those who want to become research physicians.
The AAMC MD/PhD section is committed to recruiting and training a diverse Physician-Scientist workforce and an inclusive learning and working environment.
Graduates of MD-PhD programs often go on to become faculty members at medical schools, universities and research institutes. Regardless of where they eventually work, MD-PhD candidates are being prepared for careers in which they will spend most of their time doing research, in addition to caring for patients. The MD-PhD dual career is busy, challenging, rewarding, and offers opportunities to do good for many people by advancing knowledge, developing new treatments for diseases, and pushing back the boundaries of the unknown.
As you explore the MD-PhD career option, this site enables you to ask good questions and to make informed decisions. You should also contact individual MD-PhD programs for answers to specific questions.