Considering becoming a physician scientist? The MD-PhD section of the AAMC website has many resources that can help guide you through the process. Highlights include:
- Why Pursue an MD/PhD? (from 2021)
- MD/PhD Chart with Programs, Policies, and Funding (from 2019)
- MD/PhD Degree Programs by State (a database of programs, searchable by school and by specific degrees they offer)
- Science magazine published this article, which provides answers to commonly asked questions, such as what admissions committees look for in an application and what factors to consider when selecting a program.
- "Is an MD/PhD program right for me? Advice on becoming a physician-scientist" written by Dr. Lawrence (Skip) Brass, University of Pennsylvania MSTP Director (from 2018)
- The Medical Science Training Program (MSTP) is an initiative by one of the NIH's institutes. MSTP provides funding to about one-third of MD/PhD programs. Students admitted to MSTP receive full tuition, stipend, and insurance. U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible.
- MD/PhDs and MD/PhD candidates who are resident or non-resident tutors in the Houses are great resources for learning more about the MD/PhD path. If your House/Dudley Community does not have a tutor who is an MD/PhD or MD/PhD candidate, reach out to one of your resident premed tutors and ask if they can connect you a tutor on the MD/PhD physician scientist career path in another House. Also, use the Alumni Directory to find alumni who have MD/PhDs.