The University System of Georgia MD-PhD Program offers an integrated basic science and clinical training curriculum to provide the next generation of physician-scientists with the skills to engage compassionate patient care and lead efforts in translational and diseased-oriented biomedical discovery. Students may choose to complete the PhD component at eligible PhD programs at one of four universities: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, University of Georgia - Athens, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia State University. Students complete the dual degree, on average, in 7.5 years.
Our highly-personalized program was founded in 2000 and our graduates have become faculty members and are pursuing academic careers at The Mayo Clinic, Emory University, Yale University and the National Institutes of Health. Others are completing residencies or fellowships at the Cleveland Clinic, Yale University, Stanford University, Emory Healthcare, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Augusta University Health and other prestigious institutions.
Unlike many MD/PhD programs, which adhere to a fixed entry schedule, our curriculum offers greater flexibility, allowing students to enter at various stages of their medical education.
Located in a region famous for its hospitality, you will enjoy a warm and welcoming atmosphere which fosters interaction among physicians, professors, researchers and students.