M.D./Ph.D. Combined Degree

The combined M.D./Ph.D. degree is offered to students admitted to the UCR School of Medicine and to exceptional students from other four-year LCME-accredited medical schools. UCR Biomedical sciences students may apply for admission concurrently with their applications to the medical school or any time after acceptance to the medical school. For these students the MCAT is accepted in lieu of the GRE.

Students in the program normally complete the first two years of medical school, followed by approximately three years in the Ph.D. program, then return to complete the M.D. degree.

The track is also offered to students who have already completed the M.D. degree.


For assistance with class registration, program requirements, Graduate Division policies, and fellowship and employment matters (TA/GSR),  contact the SOM Biomedical Sciences Admissions Office via email at or visit our office at 1143 Webber Hall.

Phone: (951) 827-4540