Graduate

MD PhD program

This program is more arduous than the PhD program alone, but has marked advantage for students interested in clinical research and applications in hospital systems and in the delivery of health care.

Although the combined MD PhD programs would normally require at least seven years to execute sequentially, the combined program can ordinarily be completed in six years, with appropriate planning.

Good preparation in biology and chemistry as well as mathematics, engineering, and the physical sciences is essential. Life science graduate requirements are met by the first-year program of the School of Medicine. This program is more arduous than the PhD program alone, but it may have marked advantage for students interested in clinical research and applications in hospital systems and in the delivery of health care.

Information and Application

Information about applying to the combined MD PhD program can be found at the Johns Hopkins Medical Scientist Training/MD PhD Program.

Applications submitted for consideration of the combined degree will be reviewed by the Medical School admissions committee. If the Medical School admissions committee accepts the application, it is then passed along to the Biomedical Engineering PhD Program admissions committee for review.

Important: If the student applying to the combined program is not accepted by the Medical School admissions committee and then wishes to be considered for the straight PhD program, they must submit a written request to have his/her application forwarded to the Biomedical Engineering PhD Program office for admission consideration.