Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program (DVM-PhD)
The College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Medical Scientist Training dual DVM-PhD program has been developed to enhance the career development of students with an interest in science, veterinary research, and graduate education by pursing a DVM and PhD degree concurrently.
The increased needs of “One Medicine”, health-based biomedical research integrating animal health and the varied pathways of veterinary medicine has resulted in a national shortage of advanced research veterinarians in academia, industry, and government agencies. The VMSTP (DVM-PhD) program consists of nine semesters of DVM study plus the PhD portion of 4-6 years of research study.
Candidates for the DVM-PhD program must have high academic credentials and a documented interest in biomedical research. Current veterinary students in the College can apply during the DVM curriculum. Current PhD students may apply at any time during their program.
Thank you for your interest in the University of Georgia’s Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program (VMSTP), the dual DVM/PhD degree! UGA offers a number of challenging PhD programs. Visit the Graduate School website for additional PhD programs.
Individuals with veterinary clinical training (DVM) and research training (PhD) can practice their craft in any number of settings that focus on translational research; subsequently leading to bench top research developments for the patient, the field, and public policy.
These settings include universities and research institutes, as well as government research labs and public policy bodies such as the Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, and NASA .
Additional DVM-PhD career opportunities within number of international agencies include: the World Health Organization, United Nations, the Pan American Health Organization, and the World Organization for Animal Health.
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-Training: integrates both clinical veterinary medicine and biomedical research
-Expertise: unique blend of comparative medicine and translational research skills
-Career: proficient in research relevant to both human and animal health
-Focus: solving disease problems that require a diverse biomedical background
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DVM-PhD Dual-Degree Program
Training in both veterinary medicine and a basic science discipline will result in exceptionally qualified graduates to practice both clinical veterinary medicine and perform biomedical research relevant to human and animal health.
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This page was last updated on December 17, 2012.