Biomedical Graduate Education

Dual Degree Programs

M.D./Ph.D. Programs

M.D./Ph.D. Programs are offered in conjunction with the Georgetown School of Medicine. The program is designed for students who are interested in a career conducting medical-related research.

Students in the program spend the first two years in medical school while completing research rotations over the summer. Years 3-6 of the program are generally spent performing Ph.D. research in one of the many laboratories on the Georgetown campus under the auspices of one of our biomedical Ph.D. programs.

How to Apply to the M.D./Ph.D. Program

M.D./M.S. Programs

The combined Doctor of Medicine and master’s programs are offered in conjunction with the Georgetown School of Medicine (SOM). Students can craft their own dual degree pathway in completing any Biomedical Graduate Education master’s program along with an M.D. from the School of Medicine. Students can complete the master’s program before starting the M.D. program, or between the second and third years of the M.D.

Applicants must submit two separate applications — one to the M.D. program and one to the master’s program. Applicants may apply either before starting medical school, or during the first two years of medical school. Applicants must be accepted by both programs.

M.D./M.S. in Systems Medicine

Offered jointly through the School of Medicine, the M.D./M.S. in Systems Medicine program is designed for current Georgetown medical students interested in taking a leadership role in bringing systems medicine into biomedical science and clinical practice and setting the stage for bridging research and clinical care. For more information, please contact Dr. Sona Vasudevan, program director of the M.D./M.S. in Systems Medicine.