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Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Medicine

The M.D./Ph.D. program is a combined program jointly offered by the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Its purpose is to provide selected and highly qualified students the opportunity to combine their medical school experience with intensive scientific training in pursuing a career as clinician-scientists. The program is designed such that students can receive a Doctor of Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy after seven years of study. The program is built upon the regular Doctor of Medicine curriculum, but is further "customized" to meet the unique career goals of individual students based on their background, previous research experience, and their chosen medical field of expertise. Graduates of the M.D./Ph.D. program are trained as competent physicians as well as skilled scientists who can sustain a successful and competitive career as a clinical investigator.

In order to be eligible for admission, students must have completed a Bachelor of Science with first-class standing (or equivalent), and have fulfilled all the requirements of acceptance into the Doctor of Medicine program, as well as the doctoral requirements of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required, but the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) is optional.

Applications to the M.D./Ph.D. program should be submitted via the Faculty of Medicine's Online Application System (OAS).

The applications to the M.D. Program should be sent to the Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine.

Potential candidates must be selected by the M.D. Admissions Selection Committee prior to or concurrently with being accepted to the M.D./Ph.D. program.

For further information, please visit the Program, or contact Naureen Khan, Program Coordinator, at

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