|Dr. Betty Diamond on the MD/PhD Program|
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Students enrolled in the MD/PhD program complete both the MD curriculum as well as three longitudinal seminars in: Critical Readings, Research Methodologies, and Bioinformatics: Resources and Applications. They also conduct significant, original scholarly research that culminates in peer-reviewed publication and interact with students in the PhD and Elmezzi graduate programs. MD/PhD students will spend the first two years at the School of Medicine, the next three and a half years working towards the PhD component at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and the last one and a half years finishing their MD requirements.
MD/PhD students receive their PhD degree in The Molecular Basis of Medicine. The emphasis of this program is to train individuals to pursue scholarly activity in biomedical, translational and clinical research with the goal of transforming and improving medical care. The unique aspects of this program are the emphasis on the study of human disease and on application of that study to clinical practice.