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M.D./Ph.D. Program

Photo of two students at a poster presentation.Welcome to the M.D./Ph.D. Program at the University of Connecticut Health Center! 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.

The University of Connecticut Health Center 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.

 

Mission

The University of Connecticut's combined M.D./Ph.D. program was formally instituted in 1978. Thus far, there have been 62 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.

Contact Information

Program Director
Carol Pilbeam, Ph.D., M.D.
Phone: 860-679-3846
Email: pilbeam@nso.uchc.edu

Program Administrator
Ms. Tracy Dieli
Phone: 860-679-2487
Email: dieli@uchc.edu

Mailing Address
M.D./Ph.D. Program
UConn Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, Connecticut 06030-3906

Email: mdphd@uchc.edu

  
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