College of Medicine MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program welcomes new students

At the 2017 Penn State College of Medicine MD Program White Coat Ceremony, held July 28, 2017, at Hershey Lodge, the MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program welcomed eight new students.

The MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, awarded to the top MD/PhD programs in the country. The program, typically completed in eight years, prepares students for a successful career in medical research, academic medicine, or a related field.

MD/PhD students can pursue graduate studies in several programs:

  • Biomedical Sciences, with options in:
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
    • Virology and Immunology
    • Translational Therapeutics
  • Neuroscience
  • Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences
  • Engineering Sciences and Mechanics
  • Physiology

This year’s entering students are:

  • Trisha Basu
  • Vladimir Khristov
  • Maryknoll Palisoc
  • Hannah Bennett
  • Kristen Manto
  • Natella Maglakelidze
  • Nadia DiNunno
  • Morris Aguilar

Read more about the MD Program White Coat Ceremony here.

See the directory of current MD/PhD students here.

July 31, 2017 Penn State College of Medicine News

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