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Welcome to the online information source for the M.D./Ph.D. program of The University of Toledo on the Health Science Campus.
The M.D./Ph.D. program trains physician-scientists, a unique breed of doctors who
complement the clinical practice of medicine with active research in basic and/or
clinical science. Although physician-scientists comprise only 2.5% of medical school
graduates, they are awarded half of all NIH grants to physicians. Moreover, the average
annual percentage of first-time M.D.-only applicants who were awarded grants was 28%,
compared with a success rate of 31% for applicants with a Ph.D. and 34% for those
with both degrees.
The combined M.D./Ph.D. degree program at the University of Toledo College of Medicine began in 1992 and offers students outstanding integrated training as both physicians and laboratory scientists. Most students accepted into the program are granted full medical school tuition scholarships, and receive both tuition and a stipend at the NIH predoctoral level during their graduate school years. The unique interdisciplinary nature of our program provides a supportive atmosphere for students to pursue both medical and research training for careers as academic physician-scientists. Graduates from our M.D./Ph.D. program have progressed to highly competitive residencies and served as faculty at prestigious institutions.
Our goal is to provide students with the skills and background necessary to conduct independent biomedical research related to disease mechanisms and a firm clinical foundation for subsequent residency and fellowship training. It usually takes seven to eight years to complete all requirements for both degrees. If you are planning to embark on such an exciting career, we hope that you will apply to our program. A description of our admissions criteria and the admissions process can be found on the Admissions page. For more information on the structure of the program, research opportunities and graduate programs, please proceed to the overview of the M.D./Ph.D. program. If you have additional questions, we encourage you to contact the Director at the email address below.
Deepak K. Malhotra, M.D., Ph.D.