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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 Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) is sponsored by the UC Davis School of Medicine.  Students are fully funded during the 4 medical school years, including tuition & fees plus an annual stipend.  Support of graduate work toward a PhD (typically 4 years) is funded by a variety of resources, i.e. mentor funding, grants, scholarships, and, as needed, TA.

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:

Jenifer C. Wang
Physician Scientist Training Program
UC Davis School of Medicine
4610 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-8494
Fax:  916-734-0107
Email: jncwang@ucdavis.edu