OHSU's MD/PhD Program is designed for students with interests in both biomedical research and clinical medicine. Our goal is to provide an environment in which students will obtain the breadth and depth of training needed to excel as both physicians and scientists. Upon completion of the program, which typically takes up to eight years, students will receive both the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.
The MD/PhD Program at OHSU is funded from the School of Medicine, and endowed scholarship funds. Students receive full tuition support for all years of training and an annual stipend.
OHSU is renowned for its clinical training within the School of Medicine. The medical school curriculum focuses on integration of basic and clinical sciences in the pre-clinical years, emphasizes self-directed learning and patient contact early in the pre-clinical years, and includes transition courses at the completion of the second and third years of training.
In the typical course of study students initially enroll in medical school for the first two pre-clinical years, then pursue their graduate scientific training for the next four years, culminating in completion of a doctoral dissertation, and then return to finish medical school. Flexibility exists within the curriculum, and students may elect to enter graduate school after the first year of medical school.
If you're interested in OHSU's MD/PhD program and would like to attend an informational session please e-mail the coordinator at email@example.com. We schedule sessions one Wedesday a month as they are requested. The next information session is scheduled for June 26 at 11am.
Having spent a minimum of seven years working towards your goal, you become a valued member of the MD/PhD alumni upon the successful completion of this program. Over these years, we have been deeply involved with your training and progress, and you will always be our esteemed colleague and friend. In fact, we couldn’t be prouder of our MD/PhD graduates. Whether you choose to remain in the beautiful Pacific Northwest or decide to take your prodigious skills to anywhere else in the world (because you can), we hope you will always consider OHSU to be your home.
OHSU MD/PhD students receive complimentary membership in the American Physician Scientists Association : http://www.physicianscientists.org/ due to an institutional membership. Participation in APSA allows our students to connect nationally and interact with other physician-scientist trainees across the country.