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Integrate Science and Medicine.

Train for a Career as a Translational Scientist.

We help you integrate your clinical and basic-science talents early, establishing a firm foundation for your career as a physician-scientist. You'll learn interdisciplinary skills and acquire the comprehensive perspective translational research demands.

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Experience Immersive Clinical Training

Your intensive training will prepare you to join teams that are advancing health care nationally and internationally.

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Explore Broad Research Possibilities

Diverse research opportunities form the heart of our program. Whether your calling is in the basic sciences, public health, engineering, or cancer sciences, we're sure you'll find your fit here.

MD-PhD student given science presentation.

Connect Medicine to Research

You will train in both tracks concurrently throughout your MD-PhD program, cross-applying your insights into research and patient care.

Our program's structured curriculum and one-on-one advising give you the resources to succeed on your path to becoming a clinical translational scientist with an average program duration of seven to eight years.

First Two Years: MS 1 & 2

  • Clinical and didactic coursework alongside medical students
  • Laboratory Rotations
  • Bi-weekly MD-PhD Seminar

PhD Training: Avg 3-5 years

  • Advanced basic science coursework
  • PhD thesis research
  • Longitudinal clinical mentoring program
  • Bi-weekly MD-PhD Seminar

Final Two Years: MS 3 & 4

  • Clinical rotations and electives
  • Prepare for Residency or Post-Doc
  • Bi-weekly MD-PhD Seminar

By the Numbers

  • Average Years to Completion: 7.8 
  • Current Students in Program: 30
  • Current F30 Awards: 8
  • Students from Out of State: 14

Current numbers as of Fall 2022.

Residency Placements

  • Internal Medicine: 11
  • Neurology: 3
  • Psychiatry: 3
  • Radiology: 3
  • OB-Gyn: 2
  • Surgery: 2
  • Other: 7

Classes of 2014-2021

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oral Biology
  • Pathology & Anatomical Sciences
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Physiology & Biophysics
  • Structural Biology

School of Public Health and Health Professions

  • Epidemiology
  • Nutrition & Exercise Science

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical & Biological Engineering
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Genetics, Genomics, and Development
  • Tumor Immunology
  • Cell Stress and Biophysical Oncology
  • Experimental Therapeutics

Research Areas

We’re sure you’ll discover your next home with us.

Jacobs School Building.

Our Campus

Lake Erie and downtown Buffalo.

Our City