The Clinician Scientist Track (CST) represents a program of study that allows eligible students to incorporate a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), either a PhD or an *MPhil integrated with the MD degree. The MD-PhD and the MD-MPhil are offered as an intercalated model; meaning you interrupt your MD degree to do full time PhD or MPhil research, then return to finish your MD and graduate with an MD-PhD or MD-MPhil. 

  • Intercalated MD-PhD – requires three years out of the MD
  • Intercalated MD-MPhil – requires one year out of the MD

Medical students must be approved to apply for the MPhil or PhD.  Please read carefully the eligibility criteria for the MD-PhD and MD-MPhil programs below.  If you feel you are eligible, contact the Director of MD Research to discuss eligibility.

*The MPhil Degree is equivalent to the Research Master’s Degree (MSc).

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Please refer to the CST FAQs for more details

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