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MD/PhD in Clinical and Translational Science

Program Description

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University offers exceptionally talented individuals the opportunity to undertake a physician-scientist training program tailored to their specific research interests. During a period of 6–8 years, students meet the degree requirements of both a graduate school and the medical school, thus acquiring the knowledge, skills, and experience to begin careers in some of the most exciting areas of medical research.

The PhD Program in Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in collaboration with the Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE), is 1 of 18 participating graduate programs that foster the development of future biomedical researchers by providing the highest quality of graduate medical training. The PhD Program in Clinical and Translational Science was created to produce the next generation of multidisciplinary academic leaders whose innovative research will apply combinations of basic, clinical, and population sciences to the current problems of health and medical care.

The graduate program provides students with the advanced knowledge of research concepts and the skills they need to develop into independent clinical and translational science (CTS) investigators. The program has several important attributes:

MD/PhD Curriculum Overview

As part of the program, students will:

For an overview of the MD/PhD curriculum, click here.

Course and Examination Requirements

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