MD/MS in Clinical and Translational Science Dual Degree Program
Upon entering the dual degree program, students have a designated faculty advisor who will provide guidance in the program and assist them in identifying an area of research that is of interest to them. During the first year of the program, students will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of research options and to identify a research mentor with whom they will work.
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There is a shortage of physicians with the research training required to conduct cutting-edge translational research leading to improved clinical care. Numerous studies have shown that early success in research increases the likelihood of future success, even when the initial success comes in medical school. Lack of research training is one of the major reasons cited for lack of research productivity in residency. The goal of the dual degree MD/MS (Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science) Program is to integrate the medical training required to become a physician and the research training required to conduct clinical and translational research.