UTMB Combined MD-PhD Degree Program
The Institute for the Medical Humanities offers the nation's only M.D.-Ph.D. training in medical humanities. A distinguished faculty represents the disciplines of history, ethics, religious studies, literature, and law as these bear on issues of health, medical care, biomedical research, and policy. The goal of this program is to train MD-PhD students in the areas of medical humanities and medical ethics so that, combined with their experiences and training as physicians, they will become leaders and scholars in furthering these critical areas of medicine. Students complete an individually tailored course of study covering a core curriculum and specific areas of interest.
MD-PhD students interested in the medical humanities are specifically admitted into this program prior to matriculation at UTMB.
In addition to the AMCAS application, a minimum of two letters of recommendation must be provided from individuals who can comment on the applicant's abilities and achievements to conduct scholarly research.
Additionally, applicants to this program must submit a writing sample reflecting the applicant's ability to develop and sustain an analysis or argument. The sample should be a minimum of 5 pages in length. Creative writing samples (poems, plays, stories, etc.), journalism, and other nonacademic, non-scholarly writings are discouraged. Writing samples should be sent directly to:
MD-PhD Combined Degree Program
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1041
Visit the MD-PhD Combined Degree Program website for more information.