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Welcome to the M.D./Ph.D. Program at
UConn Health! Our program provides students with an intellectually stimulating and highly integrated
educational experience leading to completion of both the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.
Students typically spend the first two years completing the preclinical requirements of the medical school curriculum together with selected graduate school coursework
and two laboratory rotations.
During the graduate phase, students complete additional coursework and pursue intensive thesis research in one of seven areas of biomedical science. Students then
return to medical school to complete two years of clinical training.
UConn Health is a close-knit community of students, faculty and staff. Collegiality and mentorship are key aspects of the program. We are
committed to enrolling a diverse student body.
The University of Connecticut's combined M.D./Ph.D. program was formally instituted in 1978. Thus far, there have been
68 graduates of the combined program. The mission
of the program is to prepare individuals of outstanding potential for productive careers as physician-scientists.
The program emphasizes the development of skills necessary to become a highly competent and caring physician and to perform, evaluate and communicate the results of
independent research in the biomedical sciences.
The program is dedicated to high quality medical and graduate education tailored to the needs of the individual student.