Professional Dual Degree Programs

Physician Scientist Training Program

The mission of the dual MD/PhD degree program at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine is to train physcician scientists who are especially well-prepared to help meet the evolving scientific, social, ethical, political and humanitarianitarian challenges facing health care. Meeting these challenges requires fundamental training in an area of science in addition to the traditional training received during completion of the MD degree.

Please see the official PSTP website for detailed information about the program.

Veterinary Scientist Training Program

The mission of the VSTP is to provide an opportunity for veterinary students enrolled in the School to engage concurrently in a formal scientific training program, thus enabling them to graduate with dual DVM and PhD degrees. The goal of the VSTP is to train veterinary scientists who are especially well prepared to help meet evolving scientific, social, ethical, political and humanitarian challenges facing animal and public health care. Meeting these challenges requires advanced PhD training in a chosen scientific area in addition to the traditional training received during completion of the DVM degree.

Please see the official VSTP website for detailed information about the program.

The Neuroscience Graduate Program has PSTP and VSTP students in almost every class. We encourage students with interest in this program to contact us, as well as the PSTP or VSTP advisors, with any questions.