The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine offers a combined training program leading to both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The purpose of this program is to provide research training for highly motivated medical students planning careers in academic medicine.
To accomplish this, our program integrates the studies and requirements for both the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, providing students with many opportunities to relate their study of clinical medicine with basic biomedical science. Such training produces medical scientists with unique insights into human disease processes. Entry into the program is competitive and based on a selective process.