Biomedical Science Graduate Program

M.D./M.S. Dual-Degree Program

The combined M.D./M.S. degree program at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences is aimed at training those individuals wishing to perform research in medical sciences incorporating the perspective and/or skills achieved through clinical medical training. It is expected that students admitted into the program will have demonstrated an interest in and aptitude for research prior to acceptance.

Application to the Program

Candidates interested in the combined degree program must apply simultaneously to The University of Toledo Colleges of Medicine and Graduate Studies. Students already in the M.D. program will be eligible to apply for admission to this program. Candidates must be accepted into both colleges. The admissions process will include interviews by members of both the UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences and College of Graduate Studies faculty from the area(s) of interest to the student.

Requirements of the Program

Students must meet all the requirements for each of the individual degrees.

Students will be able to apply 9 credits from their first and second year of medical school courses to fulfill the requirements of 6 credits for Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, and 3 credits of Human Genetics. “On Being a Scientist” INDI602, is a required course.

One year of course work and research will usually be taken by the M.D./M.S. student between the second and third year of medical school. The thesis defense or clinical scholarly project presentation, and final draft of the thesis or scholarly project will be completed by January of the fourth year of medical school.

Last Updated: 6/27/22