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:

Samuel Crayton

Dania Daye
Michael Gandal

Paul Ginart

James Hui

Lohith Kini

Andrew Liu


Jessica Liu

Tapan Patel

Zach Rodgers

Sydney Shaffer

Anh Truong

Hoameng Ung

Christopher Yu