The Medical Innovators Development Program (MIDP) is a new four-year PhD to MD training program tailored to engineers and applied scientists with existing PhD degrees.

The purpose is to fill an unmet need for applied physician-scientists who can solve clinical problems by translating discoveries in a) imaging; b) informatics and systems design; and/or c) medical devices into valuable innovation that will improve the lives of our patients. 

Motivated physician-engineers who understand both clinical medicine and biomedical design are critical for us to achieve more than incremental change. The MIDP is our first step in a broader mission to bridge the gap between academia, industry, and health. 

We are committed to diversity at Vanderbilt University and in this unique program, we welcome and encourage applications from students representative of all ages, races, ethnicities, genders, religions, sexual orientations, and disabilities. Please visit our Office for Diversity Affairs website to learn more about our commitment to maintaining a diversified student body.


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Medical Innovators Development Program
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Light Hall | Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 322-2145

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