Combined Degree Programs
Integrated Combined Degrees
Wake Forest School of Medicine offers an MD/PhD combined degree program, as well as MD/MS programs. The MD/MS and MD/PhD are offered in conjunction with the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
Applicants for combined degree programs must be accepted through a separate admissions process to the graduate school. The Graduate School accepts the MCAT.
The integrated MD/PhD program is a comprehensive 7-year program that provides students with rigorous training in both medicine and a basic science discipline.
Those interested in the MD/MS degree may choose to complete an extra year of training after the second year of medical school. Medical students may apply for admittance to the MS graduate program in the fall of their second year.
Accepted applicants are admitted to the MS program for their third year of study and complete required coursework for the MS degree in that year. Students rejoin medical studies in years 4 and 5, while they simultaneously complete a master's thesis project as the final requirement for the MS degree.
The MD/MS in Clinical and Population Translational Science is designed to develop competencies in clinical researchers interested in conducting translational research.
Certificate Program in Spirituality and Health
In addition to these combined degree programs, Wake Forest University also offers an interdisciplinary certificate program for students already enrolled in the School of Divinity or School of Medicine. The Graduate Certificate in Spirituality and Health is intended to promote interdisciplinary care, which recognizes and respects personal and communal spirituality and ethics as essential to well-being and quality of life.