ad interim Director's Welcome

Dr. Jose BarralWelcome to the MD-PhD Combined Degree Program at UTMB.  The program has been training physician-scientists since 1983. This training program utilizes an integrated educational approach that optimizes elements of medical school and graduate school curriculums to provide an outstanding training experience. Our training prepares students to excel in patient care and their research discipline of choice but, most importantly, to identify and bridge gaps between these to advance health care.

 We invite you to navigate through these pages, to find out more about how the MD-PhD Combined Degree Curriculum takes advantage of the outstanding resources provided by our School of Medicine (the first medical school in Texas, founded in 1891), our Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (home of PhD Programs in disciplines as diverse as Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Population Health Sciences and Medical Humanities), and the many Institutes and Centers housed at UTMB (including the Aerospace Medicine Center, the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, the Center for Addiction Research and the Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics, among many others).


José M. Barral, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor
Dr. Leon Bromberg Professor for Excellence in Teaching
Professor and Vice-Chair for Operations, Neuroscience & Cell Biology
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
MD-PhD Combined Degree Program Director, ad interim
The University of Texas Medical Branch

                  News & Events                 
Congratulations to our MD-PhD students on their Match Day results!
March 16, 2018
Eric Fitts: Pathology - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Jim Hsu: Pathology - Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Talha Ijaz: Internal Medicine/Research - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Jay Truitt: Medicine Prelim - University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dermatology - Texas Tech University Affiliate, Lubbock, TX