Dual Degree Schools:

School of Medicine

School of Veterinary Medicine

School of Dental Medicine

Your BE Contact:

Ms. Kathleen Venit
BE Graduate Coordinator
240 Skirkanich Hall
P) 215-746-8604

Available for Download:

The BE PhD Student Handbook BE Master's Student Handbook
(140 KB PDF)

Combined Ph.D. Degree: M.D./Ph.D.

This program trains outstanding physician-investigators whose clinical practice shapes the path of their future bioengineering research in technological advances for treatment and diagnosis of medical conditions.

Combined PhD Degree: PhD/MD

Where to Apply:

  • Applications are submitted via AMCAS to the MD-PhD program http://www.med.upenn.edu/mstp/applicant.shtml

Our Bioengineers enrolled in the M.D./Ph.D. program satisfy the degree requirements for both degrees within 7 or 8 years..

Additional Information:

You can find additional information online from the School of Medicine. If you are interested in applying, please contact the medical school's combined degree programs office:

Dr. Lawrence Brass, Director of Combined Degree Programs

Ms. Maggie Krall, Director of Administration

phone:215-898-8025

fax:215-573-9428

mail:  Suite 100 Annex (room 104) Stemmler Hall            

University of Pennsylvania            

Philadelphia, PA  19104-6087

You may also wish to contact some of our current M.D./Ph.D. students to learn about their experiences at Penn:

Alexandra Modupe Adegoke

Steven Baldassano

Ruth Choa

Paul Ginart

Sohaib Hoshmi

James Hui

Lohith Kini

Andrew Liu


Jessica Liu

Nicholas Perkins

Zach Rodgers

Sydney Shaffer

Preya Shah

Ethan Solomon

Hoameng Ung

Christopher Yu