MD/PhD Program

new Meet the CHM MD/PhD Students

The MD/PhD program combines medical (MD) and graduate (PhD) training with the goal of educating and training the next generation of leaders in biomedical research and academic medicine. Our MD/PhD program has two options. 

The first is the CHM-MSU MD/PhD program, in which the student earns an MD degree from CHM and a PhD from the MSU Graduate School. This program is supported by funds provided by Spectrum Health. Students admitted with financial support (Spectrum Health Fellows) are assigned to the Grand Rapids community campus for their clinical training.

The second is the CHM-VAIGS MD/PhD program, where the student earns an MD degree from CHM and a PhD from the Van Andel Institute Graduate School (VAIGS).

Applying to the MD/PhD Program
  • Click here for information on applying to the CHM-MSU MD/PhD Program

  • Click here for information on applying to the CHM-VAIGS MD/PhD Program

Program Information
  • Click here for more information about the CHM-MSU MD/PhD Program

  • Click here for additional information on the CHM-VAIGS MD/PhD Program

FAQ
  • Click here to view the MD/PhD FAQ.

Contact

Questions about the CHM-MSU MD/PhD program may be directed to:

Cindy Grove Arvidson, PhD
MSU CHM MD/PhD Program Director
A254D Life Science
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 884-1854
Email: arvidso3@msu.edu

Questions about the CHM-VAIGS MD/PhD program may be directed to:

Cindy Grove Arvidson, PhD
MSU CHM MD/PhD Program Director
A254D Life Science
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 884-1854
Email: arvidso3@msu.edu

 

Steven Triezenberg, PhD
Van Andel Institute
Graduate School Dean
333 Bostwick Ave, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 234-5704
Email: steve.triezenberg@vai.org