In partnership with NYMC's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBMS) and School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP), the School of Medicine is able to offer two joint degree programs for students who wish to broaden their skills, knowledge and career options. Application to either program may only be submitted after first being accepted into the School of Medicine's undergraduate medical education program.
Students who wish to delve more deeply into research and consider a career as a physician-scientist may choose to pursue a joint M.D./Ph.D. degree through the GSBMS. It generally takes six to seven years to complete the program, which includes a three- to four-year independent research project in the middle. Interested students are encouraged to begin their research in the summer between the first and second years of medical school.
Medical students with an interest in public health can earn an M.D./M.P.H. degree by combining the M.D. curriculum with the SHSP's M.P.H. program (43 credits plus a practicum and a thesis/capstone course). With careful planning, this can be completed in four years, though students may elect to take five years to finish both degrees.