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M.D. Program

M.D. Program

About the M.D./Ph.D. Program

The Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) is an integrated training program that combines medical and graduate education, leading to both the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.  The PSTP is designed to train the next generation of physician scientists who will pursue careers in academic medicine.  The PSTP is sponsored by the UC Davis School of Medicine, and students are provided funding for tuition and fees as well as a stipend during their training in both medical and graduate school. 

The PSTP combines pre-clinical and clinical training with a commitment to basic and/or clinical research.  PSTP students can choose to pursue their Ph.D. in any field among the wide variety of graduate programs offered through the Office of Graduate Studies on the UC Davis campus.  The research opportunities at UC Davis are particularly strong with laboratories available to the PSTP student in a number of different schools (Medicine and Veterinary Medicine) and colleges (Biological Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences).  In addition, UC Davis has a number of outstanding research centers and institutes that are open to PSTP students, including the Cancer Center, Center for Neuroscience, Genomics Center, and the M.I.N.D. Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders).

For more information about the M.D./Ph.D. program, please contact:

Carol Harper
Physician, Scientist Training Program
UC Davis School of Medicine
4610 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
phone:  916-734-4117
fax:  916-734-2178
E-mail: carol.harper@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu