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Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program

The MD-PhD Program allows outstanding applicants to obtain both the MD and the PhD degrees in preparation for careers as physician scientists. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, The Rockefeller University , and the Sloan-Kettering Institute comprise a tri-institutional group of world-renowned biomedical research institutions on contiguous campuses. Students in the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program command two complementary skills: advanced understanding of biomedical science and research, and outstanding grounding in human biology and clinical medicine. Students experience the excitement of modern biomedical science through a rigorous, yet flexible, specially tailored course of study and unrestricted access to experienced mentors in leading research laboratories.

The faculties at Weill Cornell, Rockefeller, and Sloan-Kettering are among the most distinguished medical and biomedical scientists in the world, including numerous Nobel laureates. The three institutions are the home for more than 35 members of the National Academy of Sciences. The size of the graduate faculty ensures that there is broad expertise in all of the major biomedical research disciplines. The quality and size of the Program faculty and the limited number of students in the Program ensure that the students will receive outstanding research training as well as substantial contact with their advisors and other faculty members.

All students accepted into the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program receive full-tuition scholarships and stipends to cover living expenses for the entire period of study. For applications and further information, please see the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD web site .

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