MD/PhD Programs in the Social Sciences & Humanities
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MD/PhD Programs in the Social Sciences & Humanities

Welcome to the Social Science and Humanities (SSH) MD/PhD Programs website!

This site developed from a call by students and applicants for a centralized place housing all the information on SSH MD/PhD programs. With the help of students throughout the United States, we have gathered information on 14 SSH MD/PhD programs. For each program, we provide an individualized webpage written by a student or alum of the program. The information is geared towards applicants, with information focused on the application process, program structure, funding, affiliated graduate departments, etc.

Elsewhere in the APSA website, we will provide information on residencies and post docs for SSH MD/PhDs, job postings, a directory of SSH MD/PhD students, extramural funding for SSH training, interdisciplinary awards, and more! These pages are currently in development. If you have any ideas of information that would be useful to you, please write us at

We hope you find this information useful and we look forward to hearing your suggestions and comments!


The Social Sciences and Humanities team at the American Physician Scientists Association

Disclaimer Notice: The following information was provided by MD/PhD students, and is not official data from the MD/PhD program administration or from APSA. For official information, please contact the program administration listed below. If you are aware of any outdated or incorrect information on this page, or if you can think of anything useful to include, please let us know at so that we may improve the page. The list below is by no means an all-inclusive list of existing MD-PhD programs in the Social Sciences and Humanities.


University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine (Los Angeles, CA)*
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (La Jolla, CA)*
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (San Francisco, CA)*


Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT)*


University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)


Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA)*


University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (Chicago, IL)*
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine (Urbana, IL)


Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)*


University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, MI)*


St. Louis University (St. Louis, MO)
Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)*


The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)*


University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)*


University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (Galveston, TX)


University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle, WA)*


University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (Madison, WI)*

Medical College of Wisconsin*

* These programs are currently funded under the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program
APSA is neither affiliated with any of the above institutions nor responsible for any material posted on these websites.