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Medicine, Ph.D.

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University rank #94 (WUR) Hanover, NH, United States
At the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, we graduate the complete physician—one who excels in the basic sciences, delivers outstanding clinical care, discovers and shares new knowledge, and works to improve systems of healthcare delivery.
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The profession of medicine has entered a challenging and exciting period as the health care system undergoes revolutionary refocus and reorganization. There is increased need for leaders who can use powerful, newly developed technical and conceptual tools to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness. One of the most effective ways to provide leadership on these issues and to advance our knowledge of health care and the human condition is through the MD-PhD Program. The MD-PhD Program combines systematic and rigorous research preparation (the PhD degree) with excellent clinical education emphasizing the societal aspects of medicine (the MD degree).

The MD-PhD Program at Dartmouth permits students to achieve the full potential of both degrees in an efficient and effective manner while gaining an understanding of the health care system as a whole. The key to developing outstanding physician-scientists is a program that explicitly provides the support and guidance needed by students who pursue these two rigorous curricula. The Dartmouth program provides flexibility to allow each student to meet her/his individual needs and to take advantage of the strengths of an institution with a long history of academic excellence.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Students may pursue their doctorate in the following programs:

Molecular and Cellular Biology Program (MCB)

  • Biochemistry (Department of Biochemistry & Cellular Biology)
  • Biology (Department of Biological Sciences)
  • Genetics (Department of Molecular & Systems Biology)
  • Microbiology and Immunology (Department of Microbiology & Immunology)

Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM)

  • Biomedical Physiology & Immunotherapy
  • Cancer Biology & Molecular Therapeutics
  • Molecular Pharmacology, Toxicology & Experimental Therapeutics
  • Neuroscience

Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS)

Psychological and Brain Science (PBS)

  • Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


Engineering Sciences 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.65

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.65 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • One year (8 semester hours or equivalent) of general biology and general physics.
  • Two years (16 semester hours or equivalent) of chemistry, which must include one semester (or equivalent) of organic chemistry and one semester (or equivalent) of biochemistry.
  • One half-year (3 semester hours or equivalent) of college-level mathematics, including either calculus or statistics.
  • Three years of post-secondary study at U.S. and/or Canadian colleges or universities with a broad range of study that introduces students to the sciences and humanities, preparing students to understand both the scientific basis of medicine and human behavior and society.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    63080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    63080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 63080 USD per year and a duration of .
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Living costs for Hanover

  • 1371 - 2480 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


A complete set of financial aid applications and a detailed description of our financial aid policies and procedures will be provided during the admissions interview. It is important to apply as soon as possible after January 1, since awards are made beginning March 15 and cannot be processed until all applications and supporting materials have been submitted. If this includes tax returns for you or one or more of your parents, filing an early tax return is beneficial.

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