About the M.D./Ph.D. Program
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. The program is sponsored by the UC Davis School of Medicine. Students are fully funded during the 4 medical school years, including tuition & fees plus an annual stipend. Support of graduate work toward a Ph.D. (typically 4 years) is funded by a variety of resources, i.e. mentor funding, grants, scholarships, and, as needed, TA.
The M.D./Ph.D. combines pre-clinical and clinical training with a commitment to basic and/or clinical research. 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 on the UC Davis campus. 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, Genomics Center, and the M.I.N.D. Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders).