MD/PhD Program

Prospective Students

CWRU School of Medicine students pursuing a MD/PhD in Genetics study in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).

The MD/PhD combined degree program generally takes approximately 7 to 8 years to complete. The PhD thesis is usually defended during the fifth or sixth year, while the MD is awarded upon graduation from the program.

Current Students

For students currently enrolled in the MSTP and are interested in learning about the PhD requirements in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, please see the PhD in Genetics page for additional information.