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M.D./Ph.D. Combined Degree


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.


Prospective students: for assistance with admissions questions, contact Biomedical Sciences Admissions via email at

Current BMSC students: for assistance with course registration, program requirements, and fellowship and employment matters (TAships/GSRs), contact the Student Services Advisor or visit the office at 1143 Webber Hall.

Phone: (951) 827-4540

To schedule a virtual advising appointment, visit the advising bookings link.