The Warren Alpert Physician-Scientist M.D./Ph.D. and Advanced Training Program prepares students for careers in translational research, where they can develop discoveries made in the lab into treatments for their patients.
Physician-scientists are uniquely positioned to take insights gleaned from their clinical work into the lab, where they can pursue research questions that will have an impact on their patients’ health. M.D./Ph.D. students typically complete the first two years at the Warren Alpert Medical School, then five years of Ph.D. training, followed by the last two years of medical school.
Students can choose from eight tracks for their Ph.D. training.