Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

MD/PhD Program
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.

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
CTSciNet/ScienceCareers
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.

Early Career Resources
Elsevier has an excellent Early Career Resources site for beginning researchers, including sections on funding, networking, writing and publishing.

Perspective: Traversing the Bridge Years--Advice for Future Physician-Scientists
CTSciNet/ScienceCareers
Advice from a successful physician-scientist.

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.

MD/PhD 2012 Retreat, Resources from Keynote Speaker, Robin Lorenz, MD, PhD (PDF)
Resources on succeeding as a physician-scientist and balancing family and academic work.

MSTP Research Training During Clinical Years (PDF)
Examples of research activities during the clinical years, for use in F30 applications.

Notes from the 29th National MD/PhD Student Conference (PDF)
Notes on how to choose a residency and a career.