Best MD/PhD Programs

Best universities offering MD/PhD (doctor of medicine/doctor of philosophy) degree programs:

Yale School of Medicine
- Students who are enrolled in medical school at Yale are eligible to apply to the MD/PhD Program provided they meet the eligibility requirements and have not completed 2 years of medical school.
- Application to the MD/PhD Program is made through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).
- Yale is ranked 9th in the world for Life Sciences & Medicine (QS World University Rankings 2010).

University of Maryland School of Medicine
- The MD degree is combined with a PhD program offered by the Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) in the following areas: Biochemistry, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Molecular Medicine, Neuroscience, Epidemiology and Public Health.
- The School of Medicine is ranked 18th among all 131 private and public American medical schools in research grants and contract expenditures and 6th among public medical schools (AAMC, 2008).

Temple University School of Medicine
- The MD/PhD Program provides the opportunity to obtain expertise in clinical medicine and become broadly trained in basic science research at an institution noted for excellence in teaching and research.
- The School of Medicine is ranked 52nd out of 126 allopathic and 20 osteopathic medical schools in the U.S. (US News medical school research ranking 2010).

The University of Chicago (Pritzker School of Medicine)
- The University has a long standing tradition of encouraging students to combine independent research and the study of medicine by obtaining both the MD and PhD degrees concurrently.
- Graduates of the combined programs are found in a variety of settings including teaching and research hospitals, research institutions, pharmaceutical companies and more.
- Pritzker School of Medicine is tied for 13th in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the nation's best graduate schools (Research Rankings).

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