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

The purpose is to fill an unmet need for applied physician-engineers who can solve clinical problems by translating discoveries in engineering into valuable innovation that will improve the lives of our patients.

Motivated innovative physician-engineers who understand clinical medicine, as well as biomedical design, are critical to achieving more than incremental change. The MIDP is the school of medicine’s 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.