Other Curriculum Tracks


Concurrent MD/PhD Track
The Molecular Medicine Program attracts significant numbers of students who are enrolled in the University System of Georgia's concurrent MD/PhD degree program. For these students, medical school courses may be substituted for graduate school courses when appropriate. Each MD/PhD student will develop an individual course of study in consultation with the student's advisory committee and the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. This plan will be designed to assure that the student has an adequate background while avoiding unnecessary duplication of effort. The MD/PhD program usually takes seven years to complete. MD/PhD candidates must fulfill all requirements for the PhD as established by the Molecular Medicine Graduate Program and School of Graduate Studies. Students who are interested in the MD/PhD program should contact that program directly for admissions information.

 

Physician Scientist Track
The Molecular Medicine Program also attracts some students who already hold an MD degree and who wish to obtain a subsequent PhD degree. These students will generally be participating concurrently in a clinical fellowship program at MCG and may be holders of an NIH Physician Scientist Award. As with the concurrent MD/PhD candidates, each student will develop an individual, three-year course of study in consultation with the student's advisory committee, the Director of the Molecular Medicine Graduate Program, and the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. Physician Scientist candidates must fulfill all requirements for the PhD as established by the Molecular Medicine Graduate Program and School of Graduate Studies.