Joint Degree Programs


MD-PhD Dual Degree Program

MD-PhD Dual Degree Program

("Medical Scientist Training Program", MSTP)

The first two years of training mirrors the syllabus of the medical student. Students are also required to attend a research seminar program to augment their education and reinforce their basic scientific knowledge. During the summer between the first and second year, students are required to obtain research experience in two to three laboratories in order to acquaint themselves with different programs and departments related to their research interests. This is an important and indispensable exercise for MSTP students; however, our goal is for the student to make a commitment to a Department or a thesis advisor at the beginning of the second year.

After the completion of the second year, students will focus on the Ph.D. department of their choice. Students must qualify in the Ph.D. Department of their choice and undergo an admission procedure as that of any other student applying to that program.

The last year and a half of the MSTP are designed to provide students with the required medical rotations to broaden and strengthen their basic knowledge and skills in clinical medicine. During this period of time, students are also required to attend the MSTP Seminars. The required advanced clinical courses include Advanced Medicine, Surgical Specialties and Neurology. Once all the requirements have been met, students can adjust the remaining time in the program to conform to their individual needs. All elective courses must be approved by the OME.

MSTP students are expected to remain in good standing both as graduate students and medical students. Performance in the first two years will be evaluated based on Graduate School standards. Students are required to maintain a grade of High Satisfactory or better in all Medical School courses.

Curriculum


SUMMER PRIOR TO YEAR 1

  • Optional work in laboratories


FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 1
  • Gross Human Anatomy
  • Fundamentals 1: Molecules, Cells and Molecular Genetics
  • Fundamentals 2: Metabolism, Human Genetics and Pharmacology
  • Medicine and Society

Spring Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 1
  • Host Defenses and Hematology
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Urinary Tract and Renal System
  • Musculoskeletal System and Integument

Summer Semester

  • Ph.D. Laboratory Rotations


SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 2
  • Human Cardiovascular System
  • Lung and Respiration
  • Neuroscience and Behavior I

Spring Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 2
  • Neuroscience and Behavior II
  • Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
  • Limited Laboratory Work
  • Research Seminar

Summer Semester

  • Ph.D. Thesis Research


YEARS 3-5 (Ph.D.)

  • Ph.D. Thesis Research


FIRST HALF OF FIFTH YEAR

Fall and Spring Semester

  • Ph.D. Thesis Research *
  • Weekly Grand Rounds in Clinical Program of Choice
  • MSTP Research Seminar

*Sixth Year if Necessary

SECOND HALF OF FIFTH YEAR, & SIXTH YEAR

Fall & Spring (MD)

  • Medicine (12 weeks)
  • Surgery (12 weeks)
  • Pediatrics (6 weeks)
  • Family Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology (6 weeks)
  • Psychiatry (6 weeks)
  • Electives (2) (8 weeks)
  • Electives are taken during MED and SUR blocks Core Topics in Medicine
  • Research Seminar

Fall & Spring (MD)

  • Basic Neurology
  • Advanced Clerkship in Medicine Surgical Specialties
  • Transition to Residency Electives**
  • Research Seminar

**Electives will be individualized to meet student’s schedule & interests; approval by MSTP Steering Committee and OME required.

MD-MBA Dual Degree Program

MD-MBA Dual Degree Program

The MD-MBA Degree requires five years of education. Medical students will complete the first three years of Medical School curriculum. The fourth year will take place within the School of Management (see below). Please note: While you are in the School of Management your financial aid award will be decreased due to the decreased tuition charges. For further information please contact the Financial Aid Department. The fifth and sixth year will consist of a modified Medical School curriculum (see below).

The MBA portion of the dual degree program can only be taken after completion of the third year of medical school. Students admitted to medical school under the Early Assurance Program are required to take the GMAT.

Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 1
  • Gross Human Anatomy
  • Fundamentals 1: Molecules, Cells and Molecular Genetics
  • Fundamentals 2: Metabolism, Human Genetics and Pharmacology
  • Medicine and Society

Spring Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 1
  • Host Defenses and Hematology
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Urinary Tract and Renal System
  • Musculoskeletal System and Integument


SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 2
  • Human Cardiovascular System
  • Lung and Respiration
  • Neuroscience and Behavior I

Spring Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 2
  • Neuroscience and Behavior II
  • Endocrine and Reproductive Systems


THIRD YEAR

Fall & Spring Semesters (MD)

  • 8 weeks each of Medicine and Surgery
  • 6 weeks each of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry and Family Medicine
  • 2 electives (4 weeks each)
  • Core Topics
  • Dilemmas in Medicine


FOURTH YEAR

Fall Semester (MBA)

  • Financial Analysis & Reporting
  • Behavior & Organizational Concepts for Management
  • Economics for Managers
  • Probability & Statistics for Management
  • Financial Management (1/2 semester)
  • Ethics & Corporate Governance (1/2 semester)

Spring Semester (MBA)

  • Financial Management (1/2 semester)
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations & Service Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Strategic management
  • Business Communications (1/2 semester)


FIFTH YEAR

Fall Semester (MD)

  • Basic Neurology*
  • Advanced Clerkship in Medicine Surgical Specialties*
  • Transition to Residency
  • 2 MD electives (4 weeks each)
*If taken as elective during third year, additional elective must be taken.

Spring Semester (MBA)

  • MBA Internship
  • 4 Electives (MBA)

MD-MPH Dual Degree Program

MD-MPH Dual Degree Program

The MD-MPH Degree requires five years of education. Medical students will complete the first two years of Medical School curriculum. Please note: While you are in the School of Public Health your financial aid award will be decreased due to the decreased tuition charges. For further information please contact financial aid department. The fourth year will be your clerkships, and the fifth year will consist of a modified Medical School curriculum (see below).

The MPH portion of the dual degree program can only be taken after successful completion of the second year of medical school. If you were an early assurance medical student, you will be required to take the GRE.

Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 1
  • Gross Human Anatomy
  • Fundamentals 1: Molecules, Cells and Molecular Genetics
  • Fundamentals 2: Metabolism, Human Genetics and Pharmacology
  • Medicine and Society

Spring Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 1
  • Host Defenses and Hematology
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Urinary Tract and Renal System
  • Musculoskeletal System and Integument


SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 2
  • Human Cardiovascular System
  • Lung and Respiration
  • Neuroscience and Behavior I

Spring Semester (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 2
  • Neuroscience and Behavior II
  • Endocrine and Reproductive Systems


THIRD YEAR (MPH)

  • Devoted to the MPH curriculum schedule.

FOURTH YEAR

Fall & Spring Semesters (MD)

  • 8 weeks each of Medicine and Surgery
  • 6 weeks each of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry and Family Medicine
  • 2 electives (4 weeks each)
  • Core Topics
  • Dilemmas in Medicine


FIFTH YEAR

Fall Semester (MD)

  • Basic Neurology*
  • Advanced Clerkship in Medicine
  • Surgical Specialties*
  • Transition to Residency
  • 2 MD electives (4 weeks each)
*If taken as elective during third year, additional elective must be taken.

Spring Semester (MPH)

  • Field Training
  • Integrative Project
  • Electives**
** Any remaining concentration area courses in the MPH program.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate and MD-MOMS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Certificate and MD-MOMS

Students are accepted to the School of Medicine after already earning their DDS degree. They take a modified schedule in the first year of the program to develop the necessary clinical skills. In the last two years, the program is designed to provide students with the required medical rotations to broaden and strengthen their basic knowledge and skills in clinical medicine. Second and Third year schedules are decided by lottery. See M.D. Degree Curriculum for additional information.

Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

Fall & Spring Semesters (MD)

  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 1 (Fall)
  • Clinical Practice of Medicine 2 (Spring)
  • Procedures Course (1 month, Fall or Spring)


SECOND YEAR

Fall & Spring Semesters (MD)

  • 8 weeks each of Medicine and Surgery
  • 6 weeks each of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry and Family Medicine
  • 2 electives (4 weeks each)
  • Core Topics
  • Dilemmas in Medicine


THIRD YEAR

Fall & Spring Semester (MD)

  • Basic Neurology
  • Advanced Clerkship in Medicine
  • Surgical Specialties
  • Transition to Residency
  • 5 Electives, chosen from the following:
    • ANE 800
    • ANE 950
    • EMM 800
    • EMM 802
    • NSR 800
    • OPH 800
    • OTO 809
    • OTO 811 (if offered)
    • OTO 820 (if offered)
    • PED 810
    • PED 816
    • PED 818
    • RGY 800
    • SUR 801
    • SUR 820
For course numbers and descriptions, click here.

Contact Info

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3435 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214

P: (716) 829-2802
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