Joint MD/PhD Degree-Seeking Program

Also known as the Physician Scientist Graduate Training Program, this is a one-of-a-kind joint MD/PhD program between UNMC and the following universities: Shandong University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and Tongji University.

After completing the curriculum and rotation requirements of the first two years of medical school in China, students will come to UNMC for 4-5 years for coursework/lab research and receive a PhD degree in the College of Medicine, Pharmacy, or Public Health. To complete the program, they will finish the remaining two years of clinical clerkships in China to receive their medical degrees.

The aim of the training program is to nurture a select group of outstanding medical students who wish to receive more training in basic science and become future physician-scientists of China. It is an integrated program with training in both clinical medicine and scientific research between a few select Chinese institutions (MD) and UNMC (PhD). This joint program in medical and medical research education will help meet the need of improved Chinese medical care, higher quality health care workers, and better medical products for the people of China in this new century. 

***IMPORTANT NOTE: The application process is identical to the degree-seeking program, but is limited to medical students from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shandong University, and Tongji University. Click here for more information about the application process.