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Below are some resources from the web about MD/PhD and related training programs, and what MD/PhD programs look for in new students
The AAMC MD-PhD homepage features a schedule of career workshops and listings of programs highlights the goals of MD-PhD training.
A Q&A from Science community discussing in detail an MD/PhD program.
An excellent article from Science Careers by Skip Brass, the Director of Penn's M.D./Ph.D. program on 'Three Crucial Questions' you should ask yourself when applying to M.D./Ph.D. programs.
A generic Frequently Asked Questions document for combined-degree applicants compiled by Penn's MD/PhD program.
A listing of funding sources for combined-degree students from the AAMC MD-PhD training homepage is here
Our website also hosts a list of funding opportunities here
What comes next? is a common question that M.D./Ph.D. students have. The options for graduates of combined-degree programs are broad. Most graduates do go on to do clinical residency and fellowship training, many in the context of physician-scientist tracks that foster research within the residency and fellowship years. A large survey was conducted of over 3000 graduates of MD/PhD programs from the last 30 years. The results showed that more than 80% of graduates are pursuing careers that include more than half their time devoted to research. The results were recently published in this article in Academic Medicine (login required for full text). Here is an article on the job outlook for physician scientists from the Clinical and Translational Science Network. Science Careers has set up a community of students interested in dual degree issues. To join this discussion group click here.
The American Physician Scientists Association is a student-run group that has brought together M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students interested in research careers. They organize a number of national and regional meetings including an annual student meeting in conjunction with the ASCI/AAP meeting of physician-scientists held in Chicago every spring