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MD-PhD in Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, Ph.D.

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University rank #801 (QS) , FL,
The Miller School of Medicine MD / PhD Program provides a unique training environment for exceptionally qualified individuals who want to pursue careers in academic medicine and research. 

About

The curriculum comprises the school’s outstanding preclinical and clinical training, rigorous PhD graduate training and several elements, including professional development workshops and other activities, specifically designed to enhance the MD / PhD training experience. There has been a long tradition of research excellence and physician scientist training at the Miller School of Medicine. With the opportunities for basic and clinical research here, Miami’s diverse population and access to Latin America and the Caribbean, the backdrop of a vibrant city, make the Miller School a unique place for MD / PhD training.

Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology is an interdepartmental program that offers graduate training towards the PhD degree. In order to provide a wide range of current research opportunities, this program is interdepartmental, comprised primarily of the faculty of the Department of Cell Biology and includes additional faculty from several other departments and centers on the medical campus. These include the Departments of Microbiology & Immunology, Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Urology, Surgery, Neurosurgery and Neurology, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

Our research includes the cytoskeleton, cell surface molecular biology, stem cells, lens, corneal and retinal biology, protein processing and sorting, signal transduction, airway biology, regulation of gene expression in development, podocyte biology, cancer biology, neuromuscular development, malignant transformation, growth factors, epithelial cell biology, organogenesis and tissue repair, pattern formation in early development, RNA localization, mitochondrial molecular biology and cancer therapeutics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants must complete the minimum course requirements of the MD Program to be considered for the MD / PhD Program
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for matriculation into the MD/PhD Program
  • Completed AMCAS &  Secondary Application for MD / PhD
  • Excellent academic record
  • Strong MCAT scores
  • Significant research experience 
  • Co-authorship on abstracts and / or peer-reviewed papers is desirable
  • Strong letters of recommendation from research mentors and other scientists who can specifically address the applicant's potential as a physician scientist
  • Motivation to pursue a career as a physician scientist

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2030 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    2030 USD/credit
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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