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PhD Programs

Our outstanding medical training is matched by our impressive research enterprise. Organized Research Institutes, Centers and Programs predominate over traditional departmental structures, fostering collaborative research. Similarly, our graduate programs are organized into disciplines that transcend departments and schools; Doctor of Philosophy degrees are awarded by the Graduate School rather than the School of Medicine.

An array of PhD programs are available, covering a wide spectrum of biomedical disciplines. Currently, more than 300 PhD students are enrolled in the medical school.  Specific information on these programs and the research interests of participating faculty can be found in the links below.

Graduate Program in Life Sciences

The University of Maryland College Park

Research Opportunities at NIH

The SOM MSTP participates in the MD/PhD Partnership Training Program at the NIH, which allows our students to do their research training in any of the hundred of laboratories at the premier deferal research institution.  We encourage all applicants to the MSTP to simulaneously apply to the NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program.