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MD-PhD in Neuroscience, 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.

The basic and clinical science departments of the University of Miami have a long-standing and internationally recognized record of graduate and postgraduate training in the neurosciences. The interdisciplinary PhD program in Neuroscience was established at the University in 1992. Our students have access to more than 80 neuroscientists across the School of Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Key research interests of these faculty include but are not limited to:

  • Cellular mechanisms underlying neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, and AIDS-related-dementias
  • Ways in which addiction to nicotine, alcohol and illegal drugs are acquired and can be controlled
  • Strategies to limit and even repair damage to the brain and spinal cord caused by traumatic injury, ischemia, or stroke
  • Detailed molecular mechanisms underlying the expression and function of ion channels and neurotransmitter receptors
  • Sensory transduction in the visual, auditory, olfactory, and gustatory systems
  • Mechanisms of learning and memory
  • Development of the nervous system, with emphasis on axon growth and synapse formation, and basic cell biology as applied to the nervous system, including signal transduction, tumorigenesis, and cell-cell communication

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Basis of Life
  • Cellular Function and Regulation
  • Host Defense, Pathogens, and Pathology
  • Human Structure
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Science
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Problem Based Learning I
  • Problem Based Learning II
  • Doctoring I the Art and Practice of Medicine I

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
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  • National

    2030 USD/credit
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
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