Combined Ph.D. Degree: M.D./Ph.D.

This program trains outstanding physician-investigators whose clinical practice shapes the path of their future bioengineering research in technological advances for treatment and diagnosis of medical conditions.

Where to Apply:

  • Applications are submitted via AMCAS to the MD-PhD program

Our Bioengineers enrolled in the M.D./Ph.D. program satisfy the degree requirements for both degrees within 7 or 8 years..

Additional Information:

You can find additional information online from the School of Medicine. If you are interested in applying, please contact the medical school’s combined degree programs office:

Dr. Lawrence Brass, Director of Combined Degree Programs

Maggie Krall, Director of Administration



mail:  Suite 100 Annex (room 104) Stemmler Hall

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA  19104-6087

You may also wish to contact some of our current M.D./Ph.D. students to learn about their experiences at Penn:

Mariia (Masha) Alibekova

Omar Abdoun

Ahmed Aly

Vinay Ayyappan

John Bernabei

Christina Chen

Rajiv Deshpande

Maria Diaz Ortiz

Royce Dong

Michael Duong

Sohaib Hashmi

David Kersen

Ivan Kuznetsov

Andrew Lin

W. David Lindsay

Alfredo Lucas

Andrew Murphy

Lance Murphy

Rohan Palanki

Nicholas Perkons

Henry Sanchez

Ethan Solomon

Griffin Spychalski

Margaret Tamburro

Elizabeth Thompson

Selen Uman

Karen Xu