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Program of Study for Students Seeking Dual MD/PhD Degree

The proposed dual-degree MD/PhD curriculum consists of a minimum of 69 credit hours: 12 credit hours of courses (ALL 12 must be graded) and 18 credit hours of dissertation research.*

Curriculum Components

# of Credits

Research Rotations

6

Graduate Credits for Portions of Medical School (IBIS courses)

18 (18 are graded)

Required PhD Coursework*

16 (13 are graded)

Core Electives

2

Electives or Research Practicums “CRSP 601”

9

PhD Dissertation CRSP 701

18

Total Minimum # of Credits

69

* For dual-degree (MD/PhD) students, students will be exempt from taking CRSP 401 as this content is covered in Block 1 of the MD Curriculum.

SAMPLE Program of Study for Dual-Degree (MD/PhD) Students

Semester & Year

Course

Title

Credits

Graded or P/F

Year 1 Summer

MSTP 400

Research Rotation1

0

P/F

 

 

Total

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 Fall

IBIS 401

Integrated Biological Sciences I

4

G

 

IBIS 411

Clinical Sciences I

2

G

 

MSTP 400

Research Rotation1

3

P/F

 

 

Total

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 Spring

IBIS 402

Integrated Biological Sciences II

4

G

 

IBIS 412

Clinical Sciences II

2

G

 

MSTP 400

Research Rotation1

3

P/F

 

 

Total

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 Summer

MSTP 400

Research Rotation1 (one of two labs/rotations)

0

P/F

 

 

Total

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 Fall

IBIS 403

Integrated Biological Sciences III

4

G

 

IBIS 413

Clinical Sciences III

2

G

 

CRSP 440

Translational and Patient Oriented Research Theory2

3

G

 

CRSP 450

Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research

0

 

 

 

Total

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 Spring

CRSP 601

Research Practicum (and/or electives)

7

P/F

 

CRSP 550

Meta-analysis and Evidence Synthesis

2-3

G

 

CRSP 450

Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research

0

 

 

 

Finish Medical School Year 2 and complete USMLE Part 1

 

 

 

 

Total

9-10

 

Year 3 Summer

RSCH 750

 

0

P/F

 

 

Total

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Fall

CRSP 501*

Team Science

1

P/F

 

EPBI 431*

Statistic Methods I

3

G

 

CRSP 402

Study Design and Epidemiologic Methods or other core elective

3

G

 

CRSP 603*

Research Ethics and Regulation

2

G

 

CRSP 450*

Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research

0

 

         

Year 3 Spring3

 CRSP 601  Research Practicum (and/or electives)  5  P/F or G
   EPBI 432*  Statistic Methods II  3  G
   CRSP 412*  Communication in Clinical Research- Grant Writing  1  P/F
   CRSP 450*  Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research  0  
    Total  9  
         
Complete qualifying examination and dissertation proposal by summer following Year 3
         
 Year 4 Fall4  CRSP 701  PhD Dissertation  6  P/F
   CRSP 450*  Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research   0   
   CRSP 413  Communication in Clinical Research - Oral Presentation, Posters, and the Mass Media  1  P/F
    Total  7  
         
Year 4 Spring  CRSP 701  PhD Dissertation  6  P/F
  CRSP 450* Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research  0  
    Total  6  
         
Year 5 Fall CRSP 701 PhD Dissertation  4  P/F
  CRSP 450* Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research  0  
    Total  4  
         
Year 5 Spring CRSP 701 PhD Dissertation  2  P/F
  CRSP 450 Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research  0  
    Total  2  
Any additional phase semester should be schedule as Year 5
All PhD requirements must be completed before starting Med Year 3
 
Year 6 3rd year Medical School Curriculum
Year 7 4th year Medical School Curriculum
Complete qualifying examination and dissertation proposal by summer following Year 3   


Year 1 Summer

  • Course: MSTP 400 Research Rotation1
  • Credits: 0
  • Pass/Fail

Year 1 Fall

  • Course: IBIS 401 Integrated Biological Sciences I
  • Credits: 4
  • Graded
  • Course: IBIS 411 Clinical Sciences I
  • Credits: 2
  • Graded
  • Course: MSTP 400 Research Rotation1
  • Credits: 3
  • Pass/Fail
  • Total Credits: 9

Year 1 Spring

  • Course: IBIS 402 Integrated Biological Sciences II 4 G
  • Credits: 4
  • Graded
  • Course: IBIS 412 Clinical Sciences II
  • Credits: 2
  • Graded
  • Course: MSTP 400 Research Rotation1
  • Credits: 3
  • Pass/Fail
  • Total Credits: 9

Year 2 Summer

  • Course: MSTP 400 Research Rotation(one of two labs/rotations)
  • Credits: 0
  • Pass/Fail

Year 2 Fall

  • Course: IBIS 403 Integrated Biological Sciences III
  • Credits: 4
  • Graded
  • Course: IBIS 413 Clinical Sciences III
  • Credits: 2
  • Graded
  • Course: CRSP 440 Translational and Patient Oriented Research Theory2
  • Credits: 3
  • Graded
  • Course: CRSP 450 Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research
  • Credits: 0
  • Total Credits: 9

Year 2 Spring

  • Course: CRSP 601 Research Practicum (and/or electives)
  • Credits: 7
  • Pass/Fail
  • Course: CRSP 550 Meta-analysis and Evidence Synthesis
  • Credits: 2-3
  • Graded
  • Course: CRSP 450 Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research
  • Credits: 0
  • Finish Medical School Year 2 and complete USMLE Part 1
  • Total Credits: 9-10

Year 3 Summer

  • Course: RSCH 750
  • Credits: 0
  • Pass/Fail
  • Total Credits: 0

Year 3 Fall

  • Course: CRSP 501* Team Science
  • Credits: 1
  • Pass/Fail
  • Course: EPBI 431* Statistic Methods I
  • Credits: 3
  • Graded
  • Course: CRSP 402 Study Design and Epidemiologic Methods or other core elective
  • Credits: 3
  • Graded
  • Course: CRSP 603* Research Ethics and Regulation
  • Credits: 2
  • Graded
  • Course: CRSP 450*Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research
  • Credits: 0
  • Total Credits: 9

Year 3 Spring

  • Course: CRSP 601 Research Practicum (and/or electives)
  • Credits: 5
  • Pass/Fail or Graded
  • Course: EPBI 432* Statistic Methods II
  • Credits: 3
  • Graded
  • Course: CRSP 412* Communication in Clinical Research-Grant Writing
  • Credits: 1
  • Pass/Fail

 

  • Course: CRSP 450* Seminar in Multidisciplinary Clinical & Translational Research

1A minimum of 3 research rotations is required.

2Research Rotations and Theory course and seminar could be swapped with a research rotation if advantageous to the student.

3Spring electives could include (but are not limited to): CRSP 505 Design and Analysis of Observational Studies (3); CRSP 504 Managing Research Records – A System’s Approach (2-3); CRSP 505 Investigating Social Determinants of Health (2-3); EPBI 411 Introduction to Behavioral Health (3).

4Graduate school regulations allow for students to take coursework following their advancement to candidacy. The specific course(s) taken would depend on an individual student’s program.