MD/MS Dual Degree

Bridge research and clinical care through the interdisciplinary field of Systems Medicine.

5-Year Program
32 MS Credits & Full Medical Curriculum

Full-Time or Part-Time

Offered jointly through the School of Medicine & Biomedical Graduate Education

The MD/MS Dual Degree Program in System Medicine cultivates leadership opportunities to bridge research and clinical care through the interdisciplinary field of systems medicine. Students have the unique of the opportunity of being classically trained in medicine while developing a strong foundation in the “-omics” (such as proteomics, genomics, etc.) to understand the body as an integrated whole. The program exposes students to emerging tools in the field of the system medicine and the legal, social, and ethical implications of research and clinical practice in the era of systems medicine.

All students in the MD/MS program are required to undergo a practicum as part of their degree requirements. Students work with renowned clinicians, biomedical researchers from Georgetown University, the NIH, Medstar Hospital,  FDA and Innova Fairfax hospital. The practicum typically takes one year to complete for the MD/MS and one semester for the MS degree students. It is conducted in parallel with the coursework. Majority of the students get an opportunity to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals. The practicum is tailored to fit into each students career path and interests.

Admissions into the MD/MS Program in System’s Medicine is highly selective and limited to matriculated medical students in School of Medicine at Georgetown University in their second or third years of study. Medical students who do enroll in the program can expect to add an additional year of study to the traditional four years of medical school in order to complete all of the necessary systems medicine coursework. Georgetown students that are admitted to the program will receive a tuition waiver and a stipend to cover living expenses.

Degree Requirements

Core & elective course descriptions, as well as sample schedule for full-time students, can be found here.

Application Process

Apply now or learn more about the required application documents, application deadlines, tuition, available financial assistance, and answers to admissions FAQs.

Why a degree in Systems Medicine?

In the midst of “Big Data” era of biology, a new type of physician and a biomedical scientist with a grasp of modern computational sciences and “-omic” technologies are needed.