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Financial support and benefits

All students in the program receive the same financial benefits.

  • The program or graduate thesis adviser pays all tuition and fees during each year of the program
  • All students receive an annual stipend (currently $25,100)
  • New students receive a stipend of $3,000 during the summer before they matriculate in medical school while they are doing research rotations
  • Students will receive an additional $1,000 per year added to their stipends for the duration of the program when they have passed their Ph.D. candidacy exams
  • Students will also receive an additional $1,000 per year added to their stipend if they are awarded support from an extramural funding agency
  • Any additional benefits offered to a new class of entering students (e.g. an increase in stipend or health insurance) are automatically extended to all students currently in the program
  • All students in the graduate phase are provided travel funds to attend one of two M.D.-Ph.D. national meetings
  • Students are able to take out additional federal loans if they qualify
  • All students are automatically covered by health system malpractice insurance when they engage in patient-related activities, whether during their medical school or graduate phases