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Application and Admissions

The Department anticipates that 1-3 medical students will be selected each year for this competitive program. The application is through the UR CTSI (University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute) with a complete copy sent to the MD-MS Program Directors.

A visit/interview with the Program Directors is an essential first step in guiding students through the process and to best match interests with the options ahead.

Support for students in the Program (stipend and tuition) is provided by the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and from research funds through the student's Advisor (partial stipend and health insurance). This is typically through the UR CTSI training grant. However, other training grants exist in departments and centers that provide alternatives, in relation to affiliations of the research Advisor.

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Program Directors:
M. Kerry O'Banion, PhD, Department of Neuroscience, Director

John A. Olschowka, PhD, Department of Neuroscience, Co-Director

Students should also feel free to contact MD-MS students currently in the Program, as well as members of the Neuroscience teaching faculty who have extensive exposure to medical students during the first and second years of the medical curriculum.