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 obtain the breadth and depth of training needed to excel as both physicians and scientists. Upon completion of the program students will receive both the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.
Funding and support
The MD/PhD Program at OHSU is funded from the School of Medicine, endowed scholarship funds, and training grants. Students receive full tuition, a monthly stipend, and health insurance coverage. The current stipend levels are $30,000 for incoming students. After successfully passing the Qualifying Exams, students receive a stipend of $31,500.
Other OHSU support includes access to the JBT Student Health Center, March Wellness & Fitness Center, the Student Center, student interest groups, and more. Learn more by reviewing our Resources and Forms page. Vacation, sick leave, and birth/adoption of a child policies can be found on the SOM Grad Studies link under Resource and Forms.
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 into the PhD and the MD clinical years. We also boast fantastic program leadership, excellent labs to join, and invite you to learn more about our leaders and faculty mentors.
OHSU MD/PhD students receive complimentary membership to the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA). Participation in APSA allows our students to connect nationally and interact with other physician-scientist trainees across the country. Through generous funding from the Robert & June Koler MD/PhD Scholarship fund and our T32 grant we are able to send several students to the annual APSA meeting to present and participate.
2019-20 OHSU APSA representative: Ali Pincus
Our MD/PhD students become valued members of the MD/PhD alumni upon successful completion of the program. OHSU MD/PhD alumni can remain connected through the alumni listserv and will only be contacted by the program a few times a year. We take deep pride in our MD/PhD graduates. Whether you choose to remain in the beautiful Pacific Northwest or take your prodigious skills to anywhere else in the world (because you can), we hope you will always consider OHSU to be your home.
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