The M.D.-M.S. Program, through which medical students can earn a master's degree in clinical and translational science in addition to their medical degree, encourages students to broaden their knowledge of research and make it a part of their career and future practice.
All medical students enrolled in Mayo Medical School or the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine may take part in the M.D.-M.S. Program. Students in the program must dedicate one year to pursuing the master's degree — either between their second and third years or between their third and fourth years of medical school.
Each year, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) offers a small number of students in the M.D.-M.S. Program an award that covers program fees while also providing a stipend and support for research expenses. All applicants are considered for this competitive award during the application review process.
To successfully complete the program, awardees must achieve the master's degree academic milestones. M.D.-M.S. students must complete all degree requirements by the end of medical school, though all course work and the written comprehensive exam are required to be completed within the first year of the program.
Read more about the M.D.-M.S. Program's eligibility requirements and application process, or see profiles of current M.D.-M.S. students.
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