MD/PhD Program

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.

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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. >>>
As part of the CHM-VAIGS MD/PhD program, the student earns an MD degree from CHM and a PhD in Cellular, Molecular, and Genetic Biology of Human Disease through the Van Andel Institute Graduate School (VAIGS). Students receive financial assistance through VAIGS and is typically directed through a graduate fellowship. >>>