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MD-PhD in Physiology and Biophysics, 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 Department of Physiology and Biophysics’ PhD program trains highly qualified students for successful careers in research, teaching and industry. Our department has a long-standing National Institutes of Health Training Grant in Neuroscience, and all students are supported by stipends and tuition waivers throughout their graduate training. A high faculty to student ratio assures that each student receives individualized help from the faculty together with access to the latest scientific instrumentation.

Student training is enhanced by research seminars and student-oriented discussions presented by world-renowned visiting scientists, as well as by participation in research seminars and research discussion groups. We seek to provide a congenial and supportive environment in which each student develops to the fullest thier abilities to reason critically, design and conduct incisive experiments, and communicate research results effectively in both written and oral formats. Our faculty’s wide collective experience as successful researchers, teachers, journal editors, and peer reviewers is available to help graduates prepare for and attain research and teaching positions in academia and industry.

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

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
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
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