Physician Scientists play a unique role in biomedicine by studying patients and their diseases. They take observations from the bedside into the laboratory, make basic discoveries and translate their discoveries into new methods for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The University of Nebraska Medical Center strongly believes that the training of physician-scientists is critical to the future of medicine. Based on this belief, our MD/PhD Scholars Program is designed to prepare a select group of outstanding students for careers in academic medicine and research. Students admitted to this highly competitive program pursue original research in the laboratories of the graduate faculty and participate in the medical school curriculum. The combined MD/PhD Scholars Program will involve, on average, a total of seven years.