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The MD-PhD Program is a track of the Medical School that provides training in both medicine and research. This path is designed for medical students who have outstanding credentials and are highly motivated to become research physicians, also known as physician-scientists. During the 6-year MD degree, the students take all the courses in the regular MD curriculum and additional courses focused on advanced research topics, leading to a MD-PhD certificate. After obtaining the MD degree and the MD-PhD certification, students can choose (but are not obligated) to enroll in a post-graduate PhD Program. The PhD program can be completed on an accelerated schedule. Applications are open to students at their second year of any Italian Medical School. Selection is based on academic record and entrance examination. Between five and ten students are admitted to the program each year. Students admitted to the Program do not pay tuition fees, they receive a scholarship for living expenses and can apply for free housing in a university residence.


Dear students interested in taking part in the MD/PhD Program and thus in participating to the competition, we know that you are waiting the call for admission and relevant information.

Due to well known health emergencies which resulted in limits or delay of all University activities, it in impossible to plan the call and the admission process at present.  

However, we are ready to reactivate the process as soon as possible. Moreover, I want to reassure students that the partial disruption of the regular didactic activities will be taken into account in the formulation of both the admission process and the call. Similarly, teaching activities of the Program will be shaped to ensure not only scientific proficiency but also safety.



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