M.D.-M.S. Program

Through CCaTS' M.D.-M.S. Program, medical students can earn master's degrees in clinical and translational science in addition to their medical degrees. The program encourages students to broaden their knowledge of research and make it a part of their careers and future practices.

All medical students enrolled in the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine 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 between their second and third 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, students 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 coursework 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.


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