MD/PhD in Medicine, the Social Sciences, and Humanities Program By University of Chicago |Top Universities

MD/PhD in Medicine, the Social Sciences, and Humanities

MD/PhD in Medicine, the Social Sciences, and Humanities

  • Study Level PHD
  • Duration 36 months
  • Start date Jan-2000

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The program in Medicine, the Social Sciences and Humanities (MeSH) at the University of Chicago trains medical students to become innovative physician-scholars at the critical interface of medicine and society. The MeSH program is an opportunity for students interested in obtaining an MD and a PhD in a field outside of the traditional biological and physical sciences. Former students have pursued their PhDs in such wide ranging fields as anthropology, economics, public policy and philosophy. Started in 1985, MeSH is one of the only programs of its kind in the country. MeSH students typically begin their studies in graduate school for the first two years and then complete 1-3 years of medical school before returning to graduate school to complete PhD training. After completing the PhD, students return to medical school to finish their medical training. This sequence allows MeSH students to complete their graduate training efficiently while minimizing long breaks in their medical training. MD-PhD Program in Medicine, the Social Sciences, and Aging National Track The MD-PhD Program in Medicine, the Social Sciences, and Aging National Track offers the opportunity for students enrolled in any U.S. medical school to earn a PhD from a social science program at the University of Chicago Students interested in MeSH may pursue a doctoral degree among any of the graduate programs relevant to the social sciences and humanities at the University of Chicago.