The M.D./Ph.D. Program is an integrated training program that combines medical and graduate education, leading to both the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.

Students are fully funded during their time in the program, including tuition, fees, health insurance, and a stipend.  The current 2024-2025 stipend is $38,000. 

Students can choose to pursue their Ph.D. in any field among the wide variety of graduate programs offered through the Office of Graduate Studies. The research opportunities at UC Davis are particularly strong with laboratories available to the M.D./Ph.D. students in a number of different schools (Medicine and Veterinary Medicine) and colleges (Biological Sciences, Engineering, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences). In addition, UC Davis has a number of outstanding research centers and institutes that are open to M.D./Ph.D. students, including the Cancer Center, Center for Neuroscience, Genome Center, and the M.I.N.D. Institute. 

We are particularly interested in expanding our program to include students interested in earning their Ph.D. in the social sciences and humanities.