Students accepted into the MD/PhD Program follow a carefully coordinated program of study combining the entire Medical School curriculum with selected research laboratory rotations, MD/PhD seminars, and PhD thesis research and course work in one of the five clusters of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. These clusters or areas of concentration are: Cancer Biology and Genetics, Infectious Disease and Immunity, Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, Neuroscience, and Organ Systems and Translational Medicine. Students are advised at regular intervals during the entire program by close interactions with the Associate Dean, with a MD/PhD Program Student Advisory Committee, with the student’s Ph.D. mentor and and with the student’s Research Advisory Committee.
Students will complete the Integrated Basic Biomedical Science curriculum during years 1 and 2. In addition, students will perform research rotations in laboratories of their choice and will participate in the MD/PhD seminar series. Temple University School of Medicine has introduced a new, Integrated curriculum. For more information please go to the following link:
This period consists of basic laboratory research, specialized graduate coursework, research seminars, thesis preparation and completion of PhD requirements within the newly reorganized Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. Students will also spend a limited amount of time each month with a clinical mentor in an area of medicine chosen by the student and participate in the MD/PhD seminar series.
During this period, students will participate in clinical clerkships in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neuroscience, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery.
In addition, there are clinical electives in numerous subspecialties areas, opportunities for clinical electives outside Temple University School of Medicine, both nationally and internationally, clinical research electives, and research seminars.
Temple University MD/PhD Program
Dianne R. Soprano, PhD Associate Dean, Graduate and MD/PhD Program
Medical Education and Research Building
3500 N. Broad Street