Welcome To the UAMS MD/PhD Program
The science that forms the basis of medical care is progressing at a
remarkable rate, generating novel concepts relating to the understanding,
diagnosing, and treating of human diseases. Cancer survival rates are
dramatically increasing, new drugs provide the promise of relief from chronic
diseases, and new imaging technology increases the accuracy of diagnoses.
Yet, emerging infectious diseases, the rise in antibiotic-resistant pathogens, and
intractable cancers and metabolic diseases cry out for new ideas and approaches
to patient treatment. UAMS has a highly competitive, expanding research
enterprise and exemplary clinical training. The M.D./Ph.D. Program takes
advantage of these resources to provide high quality training for students who
want to make a difference. State-of-the-art technologies combined with clinical
training provides the tools to approach difficult medical problems in novel and
For students who welcome the challenge of finding ways to improve medical
treatment for the future, the UAMS M.D./Ph.D. Program provides an exceptional
opportunity. If you are interested in a career in academic medicine, combining
patient care with medical research, I encourage you to browse through the
research projects in progress at UAMS
http://www.uams.edu/gradschool/programs/ and to investigate the
opportunities afforded by the M.D./Ph.D. Program.
I would like to thank M.D./Ph.D. students, David Heister and David Terrano,
for taking the initiative and hard work to produce this website. It is an
important enhancement for the M.D./Ph.D. program, providing a new focus for
M.D./Ph.D. students during the various phases of their training and a forum for
the exchange of ideas.
William D. Wessinger, Ph.D.
Chair, M.D./Ph.D. Advisory Committee
Director, Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
Considering a Career in Medical Research? Resources from the AAMC GREAT
(Group on Graduate Research, Education, and Training)
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