Loyola MD/PhD Program

  • Program Overview
    Preparing students for a career in academic medicine, our program is designed for outstanding students to earn both an MD and PhD degree.   Ideal candidates for this program should demonstrate a strong interest in and exceptional motivation toward research.

    Our MD/PhD candidates undergo a challenging and excellent research training experience tailored to the interests and career goals of each student.  
     
  • Program Duration
    Guided by a specialized and highly individualized training, the ultimate goal is for the student to achieve both degrees in seven to eight years, depending on the student’s goals, background, workload, and specific course schedule.
     
  • Program Details
    The students of the MD/PhD Program benefit from all the biomedical science departments of the graduate school located at Loyola University Medical Center. Our medical and graduate education programs are fully integrated.  For details see information under the current student timeline.

    Through our Integrated Program in Biomedical Sciences (IPBS), we offer a wide range of excellent research opportunities, teaching faculty, courses, and seminar programs which will afford the student a rich experience in the field of their choice.  For details on each of the following department or program, visit  the Graduate School of Biomedical Science website:  http://stritch.luc.edu/graduate_school/
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Cell and Molecular Physiology
    • Integrative Cell Biology
    • Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    • Microbiology and Immunology
    • Neuroscience
       
  • Monthly Meetings
    Students actively participate in presenting their respective research and/or clinical work at appointed MD/PhD monthly meetings.