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Dual Degree Program Physician Scientist MD/PhD

The MD/PhD program allows students to integrate their medical education with intense research training by selecting a training mentor from one of the following research concentration areas:

Once a research training mentor is selected, the student will be enrolled in the PhD program with which the mentor is academically affiliated. The research concentration areas include mentors affiliated with the following programs:

MD/PhD students learn the fundamental clinical aspects of medicine and receive advanced training in a specific field of research. Physicians with extensive research training are uniquely positioned to advance medical care and to teach at the cutting edge of medical discovery.

Recent Awards and Achievements

Oleg Alekseev (Graduated 2016)

F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Service Award
Targeting the DNA damage response pathway for the treatment of HSV esophagitis
National Eye Institute Travel Award to present at ARVO 2014

Tim Beck (PHDY4)

F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Service Award (2015-2018)
Characterization of AMH as part of a novel TGF-beta signaling loop

Elizabeth Crowe (Graduated 2016)

F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Service Award
Astrocyte senescence and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (2012-2016)

John Lee (PHDY4)

Drexel University national nominee for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Alcoa Foundation Fellow for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Kristina Shahiari (M3)

F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Service Award (2015-2018)
IL-1b-mediated tumor-stromal interaction and prostate cancer cell cooperation in the bone metastatic niche

Chris Haas (Graduated 2016)

Young Investigator Educational Enhancement Award, 2014
Goldberger Boyne Levine Award for Excellence in Neuroscience Research, 2012

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Drexel University College of Medicine medical students recieve their white coats at the annual White Coat Ceremony.