The MD/PhD PartnershipTraining Program is designed to encourage the success and development of students pursuing a future as physician-scientists in basic and translational biomedical research. The program fosters innovative and interdisciplinary PhD partnerships in an accelerated setting with a completion time of approximately four years. Scholars enrolled in this program have the opportunity to take advantage of the unique resources available at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the NIH Clinical Research Center and the many options for collaboration provided by the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP).

There are opportunities available for students who have just finished their Bachelor’s degrees and are looking to apply to medical school, students who are currently enrolled in medical school, and students who are currently in the NIH Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP).

A majority of the students in the MD/PhD Partnership Training Program are also participants in the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program (OxCam). Some of the information provided here will be aimed at students in the NIH OxCam Program. Interest in the NIH OxCam Program is not a requirement and does not affect the likely hood of acceptance in the NIH MD/PhD Partnership Training Program. If you have questions about other programs in the NIH GPP or an individual partnership agreement, please feel free to contact us.

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