University of Washington


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M3D PhD Program
Students receive rigorous interdisciplinary training designed to prepare them for translational research. Three core courses focus on mechanisms of disease, the impact of basic science on medicine, and human genetics, providing a rigorous intellectual foundation. Students also participate in one or more courses designed to provide an interface with the clinic and clinical medicine; learn basic statistics; and choose additional electives from the deep and varied menu offered by UW basic science and engineering departments. The M3D Program is designed for students to complete PhD training in five years, ready to take the next step in diverse careers in academia, biotech, the pharmaceutical industry, education, publishing or public policy.

Molecular Medicine Certificate Program
Training incorporates three key elements: a case-based course emphasing application of basic science to human disease; a clinical interface course, and dual mentorship of Ph.D. research by a basic scientist and clinical mentor. It is open to students pursuing PhD training in the Departments of Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Genome Sciences, Immunology, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology & Biophysics, and in the interdisciplinary Molecular and Cellular Biology Program. The Certificate is awarded at the time of the receipt of the PhD.