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MD/PhD - Program Information

Timeline


Year
MS I
MS II
GS
MS III
MS IV

MEDICAL
Basic
Science I
Basic
Science II
Clinical
rotations
Clinical
rotations

GRADUATE
Summer
rotation I
Summer
rotation II
3-4 years
work
Dissertation
defense

MD/PHD
Enrichment Activities
Timeline of a typical MD/PhD student at UTHSCSA

- MD Program - Pre-clinical training:

- PhD Programs:

  • IBMS
    The Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program is composed of ten different multidisciplinary tracks that reflect contemporary research in the biomedical sciences.
  • Radiological Sciences
    Students are trained in the use of radiant energy to understand and modify biological processes.
  • Biomedical Engineering
    Students are trained in the principles of biomedical engineering to develop new approaches for the treatment of human diseases.
  • Translational Science

- MD Program - Clinical

  • MS III
    • After 2 weeks of mandatory orientation, in no particular order:
      6 weeks
      Psychiatry
      6 weeks
      Obstetrician/Gynecology
      6 weeks
      Family Medicine
      6 weeks
      Pediatrics
      12 weeks
      Internal Medicine
      12 weeks
      Surgery

  • MS IV
    • After one day of mandatory orientation, in no particular order
      5 weeks
      Required Didactic Courses
      8 weeks
      Required Selectives
      18 weeks
      Electives
      10 weeks
      Vacation (Optional)

      Students also receive 3 weeks for winter break.
    • Scheduling time for Residency Interviews
      Time for interviews for residency positions must be taken from the 3-weeks of vacation at Winter break and from the 10-weeks of vacation that can be scheduled anytime during the year (except during a rotation or during didactics. For more information, click here.