One of the few universities to offer such a degree, Saint Louis University's M.D./Ph.D. in Health Outcomes Research dual degree program prepares students to be excellent doctors and clinical researchers.
A student with a Ph.D. in Health Outcomes Research in addition to an M.D. will have a competitive edge when applying for residency and will be able to start a strong research career in medicine before they complete their M.D. Guided by outcomes research faculty with expertise in multiple areas of medicine, graduates leave prepared to provide excellent medical care and to evaluate patient outcomes and preferences, compare the effectiveness of treatments and establish evidence to improve the final stages of care.
For priority consideration for graduate assistantship, applicants should complete their applications by Feb. 1.
For more information, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.
Students must first be admitted to the School of Medicine to be considered for acceptance into the M.D./Ph.D. in health outcomes research program. Consideration for the program is available to all interested applicants to the School of Medicine with preliminary application provided upon request.
Most trainees are chosen in the early spring in order to begin their research training by mid-June before commencing their first year of M.D. studies in mid-August. Other qualified individuals may apply after beginning their M.D. training.
Applicants to the M.D./Ph.D. program are screened by the Steering Committee for the M.D./Ph.D. program.
Students begin their program by completing the first and second years of their M.D. studies. By the winter of their second year of medicine studies, students will select a Ph.D. mentor from SLU’s Center for Health Outcomes Research.
Completion of all Ph.D. candidacy requirements and oral defense of the doctoral dissertation are followed by a transitional clerkship that facilitates re-entry into the third and fourth year of M.D. studies.
Nine credits from the M.D. program will count towards completion of the Ph.D. in health outcomes research.
Trainees in this program should complete all requirements for both degrees within seven to eight years and students are expected to complete both the M.D. and Ph.D. components on a full-time basis.
|A 0100||Introduction to Clinical Anatomy||9|
|MED 0101||Clinical Interviewing||13|
|IPT 0100||Principles of Immunology, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics||8|
|BMH 0100||Behavioral Medicine and Health||2|
|CMB 0100||Cell and Molecular Biology||7|
|EPI 0100||Epidemiology and Biostatistics||3|
|HCE 0101||Foundations in Health Care Ethics||1|
|HQI 0101||Fundamentals of Patient Safety||1|
|MIM 0100||Introduction to Medical Information Management||1|
|NSCI 0100||Basic Clinical Neurosciences||7|
|PATH 0100||Introduction to Pathology||4|
|MD 0100||Professional and Personal Development I||1|
|M1s take either two 6 wk electives or one 12-wk elective||6|
|HQI 0201||Fundamentals of Quality Improvement||1|
|MED 0202||Clinical Diagnosis||8|
|MD 0202||Professional and Personal Development II||1|
|CARD 0200||Cardiovascular System||5|
|HCE 0201||Clinical Reasoning in Health Care Ethics||1|
|ENDR 0200||Endocrine and Reproductive System||4|
|GI 0200||Gastrointestinal System||4|
|RENL 0200||Renal Urinary System||4|
|RESP 0200||Respiratory System||5|
|SBJ 0200||Skin, Bone and Joint Module||3|
|RMED 0200||Research Methods||1|
|MD 0200||Special Study for Exams||0|
|FCM 0301||Family Medicine Clerkship||6|
|IM 0301||Internal Medicine Clerkship||8|
|N 0301||Neurology Clerkship||4|
|OB 0301||Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health Clerkship||6|
|PED 0301||Pediatric Clerkship||8|
|PS 0301||Psychiatry Clerkship||4|
|S 0301||Surgery Clerkship||8|
|Career Exploration - two 2 week selectives||4|
|APCS 0300||Applied Clinical Skills 3||1|
|FCM 0430||Inter-Professional Team Seminars||1|
|IM 0451||Required Ambulatory Medicine||4|
|EM 0410||Emergency Medicine||4|
|Acting Internship - choice of one 4 week AI||4|
|CAP 0400||Required Capstone||2|
|ORES 5010||Introduction to Biostatistics for Health Outcomes||3|
|or HDS 5310||Analytics and Statistical Programming|
|ORES 5150||Multivariate Analysis for Health Outcomes Research||3-4|
|or HDS 5320||Inferential Modeling|
|ORES 5160||Data Management||3|
|ORES 5300||Foundations of Outcomes Research I||3|
|ORES 5320||Scientific Writing and Communication||3|
|ORES 5430||Health Outcomes Measurement||3|
|ORES 6990||Dissertation Hours in Outcomes Research (taken over multiple semesters)||12|
|Select three courses from the following:||9|
|Bioethics and the Law|
|High Performance Computing|
|Predictive Modeling and Machine Learning|
|Health Care Organization|
|SAS Programming I|
|Comparative Effectiveness Research|
|Advanced Graduate Readings in Outcomes Research|
|Dual Degree Credit|
|9 credits accepted from the M1/M2 of the MD curriculum, as follows:|
|Principles of Pharmacology||3|
|Fundamentals of Biomedical Science||3|
|Elective in Clinical Research||1|
|Health Care Ethics||1|
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.