The MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program, offered in conjunction with the Tufts Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, is designed for students who want to pursue careers that include both research and clinical practice. Students receive rigorous scientific training in addition to full academic and clinical training in the practice of medicine. This training program enables students to bridge the disparate cultures of scientific investigation and clinical medicine.
The MD/PhD programs curriculum is designed to integrate all aspects of PhD training while providing MD students with maximum flexibility. MD/PhD students may select any one of five different doctoral programs offered by the Sackler School: Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Molecular Microbiology, or Neuroscience. While the specific requirements for each doctoral program vary but all programs share a basic structure with students completing laboratory rotations and a thesis.