Predoctoral Program: Combined Degree Programs
D.M.D. and Ph.D. Combined Degree Program
The School sponsors a program leading to joint degrees of D.M.D. and Ph.D. It is designed for a small number of outstanding students who have clearly defined career goals of
research and teaching in the general area of the medical sciences and who have the motivation and the ability to pursue a rigorous training program in this area. The program provides
basic science and research training as well as the standard medical and dental curricula and is designed to produce individuals likely to make important contributions to the solution
of problems of significance to the health sciences.
The overall program is administered by the Committee on Graduate Programs of the Health Center. The student applies and is admitted separately to the Graduate School and to the
School of Dental Medicine, is enrolled simultaneously in the two appropriate schools, and is required to fulfill all of the requirements of both schools for both degrees. The student
normally completes both programs, including the dissertation, in a period of approximately seven academic years, including summers. Other combined degree programs, including D.M.D./M.D.
and D.M.D./M.P.H., are offered. Additional information is available from the Office of Dental Academic and Student Affairs.