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Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

MD/PhD Program

Dr. Betty Diamond on the MD/PhD Program

Students enrolled in the MD/PhD program complete the MD curriculum as well as four longitudinal seminar courses in Critical Readings and Topics in Translational Medicine; Model Organisms in Biomedical Research; Rational Drug Design and Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research. 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 receive their PhD degree in The Molecular Basis of Medicine. The goal 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.