MD in Biomedical Research/PhD in Biomedical Research

MD/PhDs blend the discovery of new knowledge with clinical medicine at the intersection of science and medicine. Most graduates work as physician-scientists at medical schools, conducting disease-related research and applying the results to the treatment of patients. They have a unique perspective on both the basic science and clinical science behind disease. Further information is available at the Association of American Medical Colleges website (aamc.org).

Students in this program will be involved in course work, research activities and clinical training for the entire calendar year for the duration of the program. While the first year of medical school begins in August, the MD/PhD program begins the first week of July with orientation followed by a month-long research lab rotation. Students are also required to submit an MD/PhD fellowship application before the end of the third year of the program.

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Applicants who are admitted to the MD/PhD program will earn the following:

If a student chooses to leave the MD/PhD program, he/she will have to reimburse the School of Medicine for the stipend and tuition benefits received.

Mentor: Philippe Georgel, Ph.D.
Project Name: Epigenetic Dysregulation in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma
Undergraduate Institution: Marshall University
bakhshi@live.marshall.edu

Mentor: Dr. Chris Risher
Project Name: Investigating the role of astrocytes in the development of synaptic connectivity in a rodent model of neonatal abstinence syndrome
Undergraduate Institution: University of South Florida 
boggess69@live.marshall.edu

Mentor: TBD
Project Name: TBD
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh
farr17@marshall.edu

Mentor: Travis Salisbury, Ph.D.
Project Name: Obese Adipose Derived Secretome fuels triple negative breast cancer through the stimulation of mTOR complex 1
Undergraduate Institution: University of Cincinnati 
miracle13@live.marshall.edu

Mentor: TBD 
Project Name: TBD  
Undergraduate Institution: Johns Hopkins University
radant@marshall.edu

Mentor: Dr. Wei Li 
Project Name: The role of thymidine phosphorylase in COVID-19-associated thrombosis
Undergraduate Institution: La Salle University    
roytenberg@live.marshall.edu

Mentor: TBD
Project Name: TBD
Undergraduate Institution: University of Charleston
sklioutovska@marshall.edu

Mentor: Dr. Subha Arthur 
Project Name: TBD  
Undergraduate Institution: Marshall University
sundaram1@marshall.edu

Mentor: Dr. Soudamini Singh
Project Name: TBD
Undergraduate Institution: Marshall University
sundaram2@marshall.edu

Mentor: TBD
Project Name: TBD
Undergraduate Institution: University of Buffalo
swenson4@marshall.edu

Vice Dean, Office of Research & Graduate Education 
Phone: 304-691-1841
sundaramu@marshall.edu

Assistant DeanOffice of Research and Graduate Education
Phone: 304-696-3523
egleton@marshall.edu

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$21,486 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 Years

Duration

Aug 2024

Start Month

Jul 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • August 2024
  • January 2025
  • May 2025
  • August 2025
  • January 2026
  • May 2026
  • August 2026

Mode of Study

  • Full Time