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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

Beth Ashinsky (PhDY1)

F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Service Award (2018-2022)
Multiscale and Multimodal Structure-Function Analysis of Intervertebral Interfaces During Degeneration and Regeneration

Kaitlin Farrell (PhDY3)

  • F30 NIH Fellowship (2017)
    Chronic Inflammation and Depression After Spinal Cord Injury
  • Fritz Seil Outstanding Graduate Student Poster at International Symposium on Neural Regeneration (2017)

Charles Wang (PhDY4)

  • MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Fellowship (2018)
  • Outstanding Junior Graduate Student Poster Award, Discovery Day (2014)

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 (Graduated 2018)

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 (2012-2016)
Astrocyte senescence and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders

John Lee (Graduated 2018)

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

Kristina Shahiari (M4)

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.