MD/PhD Program

Students earning a PhD in biomedical engineering (BME) through the MD/PhD program will begin PhD training in the third year of graduate school after two years of medical school training.

The MD/PhD curriculum has been modified to account for courses taken at the medical school. All changes to the curriculum are stated in the BME Graduate Studies Handbook.


  • Advanced BME (4 credits)
  • Approved Engineering courses (12 credits)
  • BST 467: Applied Statistics in the Biomedical Sciences (3 credits)
  • BME 589: Writing Proposals In BME (2 credits)
  • IND 501: Ethics and Professional Integrity in Research (1 credit)
  • BME 496: Current Research Seminars (0 credit)
  • Three formal presentations in a public forum

Note that because the medical school training emphasizes biology and physiology, the BME PhD requirement for 11 credits of Approved Biology is waived.

For more detailed information about the program and these requirements see the BME Graduate Studies Handbook.