This section presents a full listing of the programs and degrees offered by the School of Medicine. Refer to the MD, Health Professions or Joint sections of this page for more information about individual programs and their degree offerings, including information for the following programs:

Applied Health Behavior Research
Audiology and Communication Sciences
Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Biostatistics
Clinical Investigation
Genetic Epidemiology
Medicine
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Population Health Sciences
Public Health

Washington University offers some of the nation's finest degree programs in medicine, biomedical research, allied health and public health. An outstanding education from the school provides graduates with solid opportunities for highly sought-after residencies and fellowships, engaging and challenging research endeavors, and successful, rewarding careers in medicine and related fields.

The Bulletin of the School of Medicine provides an overview of the courses, curriculum and faculty of each degree program. For complete information, please visit the Departments & Programs pages of the Bulletin.

The Bulletin of the School of Medicine provides an overview of the courses, curriculum and faculty of each degree program. For complete information, please visit the following Departments & Programs sections of the Bulletin:

Washington University School of Medicine offers several programs and combined degree programs:

Washington University offers some of the nation's finest degree programs in medicine, biomedical research, allied health and public health. An outstanding education from the school provides graduates with solid opportunities for highly sought-after residencies and fellowships, engaging and challenging research endeavors, and successful, rewarding careers in medicine and related fields.

The Bulletin of the School of Medicine provides an overview of the courses, curriculum and faculty of each degree program. For complete information, please visit the Departments & Programs section of the Bulletin.

For a detailed listing of Interdisciplinary courses, please visit the Interdisciplinary section of Departments & Programs.

Doctor of Medicine (five-year program)

In addition to the regular four-year program leading to the MD degree and the MD/MA degree program, students are permitted to spend one additional year in an academic program in a medical or medically related field. In exceptional circumstances, a further additional year may be permitted. The student may receive a stipend but may not be considered an employee of the university. The program must be arranged with an academic adviser and is subject to the approval of the associate dean for Medical Student Research. The Student Research Opportunities brochure available through the Office of Medical Student Research provides additional important information about participating in this program. Students enrolled in the five-year program must maintain coverage through Student Health while in St. Louis.

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Arts

The objective of the MD/MA program is to provide one full year of individual, full-time, in-depth research experience for medical students in preparation for a career in academic medicine. Program participants absent themselves from medical school and spend 12 months working on basic biomedical research or hypothesis-driven clinical research in the lab of a faculty member. Degree requirements include a presentation before a research advisory committee, submission of a publication-quality manuscript, and participation in a research ethics seminar. No academic credit toward the MD degree will be given, but research may be continued as senior elective for credit.

Please contact the MD/MA program administrator at 314-362-7190 or visit the website for details.

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

The School of Medicine offers a combined MD/MSCI program. Please visit the MSCI section of this Bulletin for more information.

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Population Health Sciences

The School of Medicine offers a combined MD/MPHS program. Please visit the MPHS section of this Bulletin for more information.

Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health

The School of Medicine offers a combined MD/PH program. Please visit the PH section of this Bulletin for more information.

Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (MSTP)

Washington University offers a combined MD/PhD degree program that draws on the resources of the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and the School of Medicine under the auspices of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). The purpose of the program is to train individuals in medicine and biomedical research to prepare them for careers as physician scientists. The program was inaugurated in 1969 and is one of the oldest and largest in the country. The program has been highly successful; more than 75 percent of those who have completed postgraduate training are actively involved in research programs at leading institutions.

The program consists of three parts: 1) two years of an enhanced medical curriculum, 2) at least three years of original research toward a thesis to satisfy the requirements for the PhD degree, and 3) at least 15 months of clinical training based on a student's career goals. Both degrees are awarded upon the completion of the program. The MSTP curriculum is integrated to allow for timely completion of training. Students typically complete training in seven or eight years.

All MSTP students in the program receive financial support in the form of stipends (currently $30,000 per year), health coverage, disability and life insurance, and full tuition remission for both the MD and PhD phases of training.

Medical Scientist Training Program
Washington University School of Medicine
CB 8226
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093
Phone: 800-852-4625
Website: http://www.mstp.wustl.edu