MD/PhD Joint Degree

The joint PhD/MD program is a unique arrangement between the Department of Epidemiology and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), a collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. The program provides the opportunity for students to undertake a physician-scientist training program tailored to specific research interests, provided by the wide range of research that primary and secondary epidemiology faculty are involved in within Pitt Public Health and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Students in this program begin by completing two years of the MD degree in the School of Medicine, and then study at Pitt Public Health for three years to complete the PhD program. Students then return to the School of Medicine to finish the last two years of medical training.
Epidemiology PhD Program

Joint Degrees Contacts

Iva Miljkovic, MD, PhD, FAHA
Associate Professor
School of Public Health
130 DeSoto Street
A524 Crabtree Hall
412-624-7325
ivm1@pitt.edu

Lori Smith
Student services manager and program administrator
A537 Public Health
412-383-5269
smithl@pitt.edu