“The MPHS program gave me the opportunity to explore my interest in Infectious Disease and clinical research, both through direct research activities and through developing mentorships. During the year I was also able to publish several articles which made me a more competitive candidate for residency programs. Most importantly, though, I developed a skillset through didactic courses that I will be able to continue to build on throughout my career.”
– Ryan Kronen, MD/MPHS 2018
The MD/MPHS program provides medical students with an opportunity to add clinical research methods training to their medical school experience. Medical students in the program work on a research project and use that project to complete MPHS coursework in 10 months, creating the ideal combination of didactic training and hands-on experience. MPHS program leadership can help you find a research project or lab to work in that would provide a good fit for your goals and interests.
Whether you know what field of medicine you’ll go into, or you’re still deciding, the MPHS program will prepare you to be a strong residency applicant and future physician-researcher. Program benefits for medical students include:
- Develop core skills in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, which can be applied to research in any field or subspecialty
- Learn among a diverse study body, which is primarily composed of physician-researchers at different stages in their careers (residents, fellows and attendings)
- Establish a broad network of renowned mentors and collaborators
- Course homework projects are often used for future publication and research award submissions
- Designated work space in Taylor Avenue Building while obtaining your MPHS degree
- Read MD/MPHS Student Profiles to see how students are using their research training
Medical students at Washington University School of Medicine receive full-tuition scholarships as part of their medical degree. MPHS tuition for the 2018-2020 academic year is $1,315 per credit hour; at least 33 credit hours are required for graduation.