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MD Dual Degrees

MSTP
Medical Scientist Training Program (MD / Ph.D.)
A joint endeavor between the School of Medicine and the Graduate School. The program trains leaders in academic medicine by providing a strong core education in medicine and intensive training in scientific inquiry. Successful completion of the program leads to both the MD and Ph.D. degrees.

MD/JD
Doctor of Medicine / Doctor of Jurisprudence
A joint endeavor between the School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt Law School, students must apply to each program separately and be accepted by both programs to pursue the joint degree. Medical students may elect to apply for admission to the joint degree program at any time during their first three years in the medical school. Joint degree students will complete both degrees in six years, saving one year in school.

MD/MBA
Doctor of Medicine / Masters in Business Administration
A joint endeavor between the School of Medicine and Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management, students must apply to each program separately and be accepted by both programs to pursue the joint degree. The first three years are spent in medical school. Students spend their fourth year at the Owen School and then spend the fall semester of year five in medical school and the spring semester of year five at the Owen School. Joint degree students will complete both degrees in five years, saving one year in school.

MD/MDiv
A joint endeavor between the School of Medicine and the Divinity School, the M.D./M.Div. and M.D./M.T.S. degrees represent the Medical Doctorate and the Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies. Students must apply to each school separately and be accepted by both to pursue the joint degree. The Master of Divinity is a professional degree and prepares students for the practice of ministry. This program has a required field education component as part of the Master of Divinity degree requirements.

MD/MPH
Doctor of Medicine / Master of Public Health
An important component of the M.P.H. program is a mentored research investigation, which assumes degree of student independence typically associated with fellowship or junior faculty status. Thus, acceptance into the M.P.H. program will be restricted to students who exhibit this capacity and will require pre-identification of a qualified faculty member willing to serve as the student's mentor. Joint degree students will complete both degrees in five years.

Other dual degree options are available. For more details, please see the VUSM catalog.

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