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School of Medicine MD-PhD Program


The MD-PhD program at Virginia Commonwealth University prepares students for careers that encompass aspects of both patient care and scientific discovery. Graduates become physician-scientists who advance the medical field through direct patient care and innovative research.

What's your timeline?

Click here to learn more about the typical timeline for a MD-PhD candidate.


Research by our very own Tia Turner (G3) was featured in VCU News! Click here to read more. 


Check out the inaugural edition of the

VCU MD-PhD Newsletter, featuring our first-year

students, alumni, events, accomplishments, and



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News and events

Congratulations to Adam Blakeney, Chelsea Cockburn, Joseph Lownik, Audra Iness, Janina Vaitkus, and Michael Evans for successfully defending their PhD dissertations!

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Class of 2018

    Newest Graduates of the MD-PhD Program!