MD/PhD Program


  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Doctorate

Program Length

8 years

Program Type

  • On Campus


Baccalaureate degree 
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Name: Scott A. Waldman, MD, PhD, FCP
Position: Director, MD/PhD Program

1020 Locust Street
Jefferson Alumni Hall, 368
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5244

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Name: Manuel Covarrubias, MD, PhD
Position: Director, MD/PhD Program

233 South 10th Street
Bluemle Life Sciences Building, 221A
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Program Information

Name: Danielle Park
Position: Administrative Director
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Our mission is to provide you with the skills necessary to provide outstanding patient care, lead discovery in biomedical research, advocate for basic and translational research and assume leadership roles in biomedical research and the delivery of health care.

Application Process & Deadlines

OCTOBER 15 - Application Deadline

Application Deadlines & Instructions


Students in the MD/PhD Program take courses at both Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) and Jefferson College of Life Sciences (JCLS).

Studies begin in SKMC with a restructured medical education curriculum, JeffMD, a curriculum designed to meet our student's needs as tomorrow's medical leaders.

Students will complete research rotations before and/or during vacations in SKMC Phase 1. Current Topics in Translational Biomedical Research: (1 credit each semester). After completing Phase 1 in SKMC and the USMLE Step 1, students select a thesis mentor and PhD Program in JCLS where they complete study for the PhD.