Combine your specialized biochemistry studies with our flexible and integrated M.D/Ph.D. program.
Please see the Biochemistry Graduate Program Handbook for more information.
The MD/PhD program will be offered in an integrated format with specific blocks of time provided for activities either in full- or part-time studies in either program. There will be opportunity for flexibility in the arrangement of student curriculum, if requested and/or deemed appropriate, but that is at the discretion of the MD/PhD Program Committee.
MD program fulfillment (in the MD/PhD program): The new MD curriculum, electives and clerkship periods. Horizontal electives (optional in current MD program, not optional in the MD/PhD program) must be completed during graduate research block (3 years). A minimum of 80 hours in horizontal electives must be completed satisfactorily.
PhD program fulfillment (in the MD/PhD program): Time will be allowed for attendance at regular research group meetings while in the MD curriculum. Attendance at MD/PhD program group meetings (faculty and students) will be held a minimum of 3 times annually. In addition, students must complete the requirements noted below in the relevant graduate program.
Candidates must successfully complete the equivalent of three 700-level graduate half courses (credit for satisfactory completion of MD horizontal electives are provided within the graduate program such that only 3 courses are required).
Please refer to Comprehensive for information regarding the comprehensive examination and the submission and defence of a research thesis.