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Combined / Dual Degree

Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)

In partnership with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Bloomberg School offers students the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) alongside a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – a rigorous combination that prepares graduates for prestigious careers in academic medicine.

The long-lasting relationship between the School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School – both situated along the same city block here in Baltimore – fosters the ideal environment for this combined six or eight year program.

Students complete two years of medical school before devoting themselves full-time to their PhD studies. After completion of the PhD degree requirements, students then complete their MD degree.

Interested “physician-scientists” should contact the MD/PhD program administrator, Sharon Welling ( or 410-955-8008), and visit the MD/PhD Program's website for full details on admission requirements and application procedures.