MD/PhD training in epidemiology and/or biostatistics provides an extended period of study in the etiologic and methodological approaches of population-based health research in concert with complete medical school education.
Application is normally made at the time of application to the College of Medicine; however, applicants will also be considered during their first two years of medical training. Students must apply to the MD/PhD Training Program and to the College of Medicine, and indicate in their application that they are interested in a PhD in epidemiology or biostatistics. Criteria for admission to the program include academic excellence, prior research experience, potential for independent and creative research, and commitment to a career in academic medicine. Students receive a stipend throughout their years of study.