Dual Degree Programs
Georgetown University School of Medicine sponsors dual degree programs providing exceptionally talented students with the opportunity to earn both a medical degree and a master's or doctorate.
The M.D./Ph.D. program is designed for students who are interested in a career conducting medically-related research. In general, students in the program spend the first two years in medical school, with research rotations over the summer. Years 3-6 of the program are generally spent performing Ph.D. research in one of many laboratories on the Georgetown campus under the auspices of one of many available graduate programs. Particular strengths of the Georgetown M.D./Ph.D. program include cancer research (Tumor Biology Training Program), neuroscience (Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience), and bioethics (Department of Philosophy). After completing their thesis research and successfully defending their thesis, students return the medical school to complete two years of clinical rotations.
Application to the M.D./Ph.D. program requires ONLY an application to Georgetown School of Medicine; a separate application to the graduate program of interest is NOT required. Therefore, the GRE is not required. The only exception to this is for candidates interested in completing their doctoral thesis in bioethics. For bioethics, a separate application to graduate school in the Department of Philosophy is required (including GRE scores) and is due by November 30.
There are no specific GPA or MCAT score cutoffs used for admission to the M.D./Ph.D. program. Students matriculating in the program enter as undifferentiated graduate students (except in the case of bioethics), and make a choice about their graduate program sometime during their first three years of study.
Apply as an M.D./Ph.D. candidate via the AMCAS system. This will require two extra essays at this initial step. When you receive the secondary application, make sure to denote that you are an M.D./Ph.D. applicant. The secondary application is due by November 30, 2012 (slightly earlier than the deadline for applications to the M.D.-only program). Admissions to the M.D./Ph.D. program are NOT done on a rolling basis; instead, all the applications are considered together after the due date and selected applicants are offered an interview. Interviews will be conducted over two weeks in late January/early February.
Applicants to the M.D./Ph.D. program will also be considered for admission to the M.D.-only program if not accepted into the dual degree program.
Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for the M.D./Ph.D. program.
In 2011/12, all students admitted to the M.D./Ph.D. program were offered 50% tuition remission for the medical school years of their studies. Students admitted in 2012/13 admissions cycle will receive a similar offer. Students also receive a stipend to perform a research rotation between the first and second year of medical school. During the graduate school years (generally years 3-6), students receive complete tuition remission as well the standard graduate school stipend (currently $28,000/year).
Please contact the Director of the M.D./Ph.D. Program, Dr. Todd Waldman email@example.com.
For questions related to bioethics, please contact the Chairman of Philosophy, Dr. Wayne Davis firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MD/PhD Program is offered in conjunction with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
The MD-MBA Program is a five-year program. Applicants must submit TWO separate applications - one to the MD Program and one to the MBA Program. Individuals who receive acceptances from both programs may elect to enroll in the dual-degree program. Applicants must submit their application to the MBA portion of the program no later than October 15th of their first year of medical school in order to be considered for the dual degree program. For further information, please see: M.B.A.
The MD-MBA Program is offered in conjunction with the McDonough School of Business.
Upon acceptance, students should contact Cameron Jones, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, to set up a joint meeting with the Business School to begin scheduling MBA elective requirements as soon as possible.
The MD/MS Programs are five-year programs, with individuals completing the MS prior to starting the MD curriculum or between the second and third year of the MD program. Applicants must submit TWO separate applications - one to the MD Program and one to the Ms Program. Individuals who receive acceptances from both programs may elect to enroll in the dual-degree program. Applicants may apply either before starting medical school or during the first two years of medical school.
- M.D/M.S. in Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases
- M.D/M.S. in Physiology & Biophysics (with specilization in Complementary & Alternative Medicine)
The MD/MS Programs are offered in conjunction with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
M.D./M.A.L.S. in Ethics and Professionalism
The MD/MALS Program is a five-year program, with individuals completing the MALS prior to starting the MD curriculum or between the second and third year of the MD program. Applicants must submit TWO separate applications - one to the MD Program and one to the MALS Program. Individuals who receive acceptances from both programs may elect to enroll in the dual-degree program. Applicants may apply either before starting medical school or during the first two years of medical school. For further information, please see: M.A.L.S.
The MD/MALS Program is offered in conjunction with the School of Continuing Studies.