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MD/PhD students, from left: Asaobi Nwaneshiudu, Dermatology and University of Chicago; Naser Jaleel, Neurosurgery at SUNY-Buffalo; Silke Heinisch, Dermatology at University of Pittsburgh.

MD/PHD Program

The MD/PhD Program offered by Temple University School of Medicine 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 program is comprehensive, demanding and challenging and thus attracts bright, highly motivated individuals drawn to a research career in academic medicine. The successful candidate can generally expect to spend two years in the medical school curriculum and the next three years carrying out an original research project and completing courses and other requirements for the PhD degree under the guidance of a preceptor in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. For the final two years, the student returns to medical school for clinical training.