Students interested in careers in academic medicine may want to consider dual MD/PhD training. Applications are only accepted from current PLME and Alpert Medical School students. Other interested individuals must apply to the MD program. Consideration for PhD training will take place during years 1, 2 or 3 of medical school.
Our approach to dual MD/PhD training offers curriculum flexibility. Students may begin their graduate work after Year 2 or Year 3 of medical school. Components of the requirements for the MD may be incorporated into the graduate years, and graduate work can provide partial fulfillment of the Year 4 requirements for the MD.
PLME students in their undergraduate years and medical students in years 1, 2 or 3 must meet with the Associate Dean for Medical Education to discuss entry into the MD/PhD program. Selection is based on past research accomplishments, a clear commitment to a research career, and academic achievement at Brown. Students without substantial research experience will be advised to garner such experience before making an application to the program. Applications will be considered not only by the Associate Dean but also by representatives of the graduate program(s) of interest to the student.