Combined/Dual Degrees at the College of Medicine
The UC College of Medicine affords students the opporunity to earn two degrees at once. These combined or dual degrees are as follows:
MD/PhD (Physician-Scientist Training Program)
Physician-scientists are a remarkably successful group of individuals, comprising only 2.5 percent of medical school graduates, yet holding half of all NIH grants to physicians. MD/PhD students at UC typically complete their first two years of medical school and then shift their study to graduate school training in one of the College of Medicine graduate programs. Upon successful completion of a PhD thesis, students then return to medical school and complete their final two years of clinical training.
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the College of Business Administration have developed a MD/MBA Dual Degree Program for those students who wish to expand their career opportunities. The MD/MBA program is designed for highly qualified students who desire to complement their standard medical education with a greater understanding of the economics, finance, marketing and management of the health care system. Students apply to the program during their second or third year of medical school.
MD/MS in Nutrition Dual Degree Program
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the College of Allied Health Sciences have developed a MD/MS in Nutrition dual degree program. The combined knowledge of nutrition and medical principles gained from this program addresses the increasing emphasis in medical and graduate education on multidisciplinary work, encourage robust approaches to investigative efforts of major public health problems such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer, and improve the ability of the practitioner to use behavioral strategies to enhance patient compliance with lifestyle recommendations.
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