Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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Dual-Degree Programs

Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)
Physicians with an interest in Clinical and Translational Science Research (MD/MS)
Mount Mary University and Medical College of Wisconsin Dual Degree Program in Public Health (BS/MPH)

 


Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)

 The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Medical College of Wisconsin is designed for students who have a dual interest in clinical medicine and in research in the biomedical sciences. The program provides an opportunity for highly motivated students to complete a course of study leading to both the MD and the PhD degrees in a scholarly setting that provides the depth of research training of a graduate program in combination with the breadth of knowledge and experience required for the practice of medicine.

Carroll Lab with an adaptive optics ophthalmoscope
The Carroll Lab uses an adaptive optics ophthalmoscope (pictured above) to correct for tiny imperfections in the human eye. This equipment allows them to take high-resolution images of the living retina, visualizing cells as small as 2 microns. This technology allows them to study retinal structure and function in the normal and diseased retina.

Students admitted to the Medical Scientist Training Program must meet the following criteria:

  • Acceptance by the Admissions Committee to the MD program
     
  • A superior score on the Medical College Admissions Test
     
  • Prior research experience either during an undergraduate program or through a supplementary, extracurricular laboratory project
     
  • Acceptance by the Admissions Committee of the Medical Scientist Training Program on behalf of the Graduate School
     

Additional information may be obtained by writing to:
MSTP Director
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

 

 


Physicians with an interest in Clinical and Translational Science Research (MD/MS)

The MD/MS in Clinical and Translational Science Program is designed for students who wish to pursue a medical career with a research focus. During the first two years of the dual degree program, students complete the basic science coursework for the MD degree. In addition, dual degree students take some coursework to meet the requirements for the MS degree. MS degree coursework emphasizes clinical study design, biostatistics, and research methods, and provides students with an opportunity to conduct a mentored research project. Some coursework meets the requirements for both degrees. Students engage in their research projects during the summer between the first and second years of study and subsequent research electives during the third and fourth years of medical school.
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.

Admission Requirements:
Students admitted to the MD/MS Clinical and Translational Science Program must meet the following criteria:

  • Acceptance by the Admissions Committee to the MD program
  • A superior score on the Medical College Admissions Test
  • Prior research experience either during an undergraduate program or through a supplementary, extracurricular laboratory project
  • Acceptance by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
     

Curriculum Map: Coursework overlap saves time and money.
 

 

MCW Dual Degree

MCW Dual Degree


Additional information may be obtained by writing to:
David Brousseau MD, MS
Director, MD/MS Dual Degree Program
Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
 


Mount Mary University and Medical College of Wisconsin Dual Degree Program in Public Health (BS/MPH)

This program allows Mount Mary undergraduate students in their fourth year of a baccalaureate program to take the five core courses of the Master of Public Health program. The coursework and credits will apply toward fulfilling the undergraduate degree requirements for a baccalaureate degree from Mount Mary. The coursework and credits will simultaneously fulfill some of the Master of Public Health requirements. Upon degree completion from Mount Mary College an individual who has satisfactorily completed the MPH core courses may continue at the MCW as a graduate student in order to complete the Master of Public Health program.

Admission Requirements:
Mount Mary students majoring in any discipline may apply for this dual degree program in the spring semester of their junior year. For admissions information, please visit our Application web page.  For more information about this dual degree program, please visit the Mount Mary College Dual Degree Programs Web site.

For Additional Information:
Call 414-955-4517
Public Health Program
Institute for Health and Society
 

Medical College of WI and Mount Mary dual degree sample

Contact Information

Graduate School of
Biomedical Sciences
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Phone: 414-955-8218
Fax: 414-955-6555
gradschool@mcw.edu

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