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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Student Resources

Helpful information to guide your progress through the MD/PhD program.

Thomas Jefferson University Resources

MD/PhD Handbook (PDF)
The definitive guide to requirements and opportunities in the MD/PhD program, including information about PhD program requirements for MD/PhD students.

Sidney Kimmel Medical College Student Resources

Jefferson College of Life Sciences Student Resources

SKMC Office of Student Affairs & Career Counseling (OSACC) 
The central support resource throughout a student's medical school career. OSACC is readily available to students as they experience the rigorous curriculum of medical education.

Useful Information for New and Transitioning MD/PhD Students

Outside Resources

Careers in Medicine
A career planning program for medical students from AAMC.

Choosing a Lab from JPSA (PDF)
Tips on how to choose a lab.

Residency Choices for Physician Scientists
Resource for choosing a residency.

Graduate Medical Education at NIH
NIH currently offers 18 medical specialty or subspecialty programs, which have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). NIH also jointly sponsors clinical training programs with extramural training partners, including Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland and the National Capital Consortium. They also sponsor numerous one of kind translational medicine fellowship training programs within the 27 Institutes and Centers of the NIH.

Perspective: Traversing the Bridge Years--Advice for Future Physician-Scientists

Advice from a successful physician-scientist.

Re-examining physician-scientist training through the prism of the discovery-invention cycle


Success and the next generation of physician-scientists

Journal of Clinical and Translational Science

Risk and Return for the Clinician-Investigator

Science Translational Medicine
An early-career clinician-investigator discusses impending and future career issues in an interview with an established translational scientist, who then shares ideas about pursuing clinically informed research questions.

MSTP Research Training During Clinical Years (PDF)

Examples of research activities during the clinical years, for use in F30 applications.