Welcome to the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-Princeton University MD/PhD Program

Research in medical and biological science relies more on interdisciplinary thought than ever before. The prevalence of team-oriented, collaborative research requires that investigators have the capacity to integrate both the clinical and basic science aspects of medicine. With rapid growth in the body of knowledge and technological sophistication comes the demand that future physician scientists receive in-depth training within and across conventional disciplines in order to excel in basic, translational, and clinical research.

Our program draws on the diverse strengths and resources of premier private and public research institutions and healthcare centers in central New Jersey to facilitate a unique academic environment in which students can hone and integrate their clinical and research acumen.

Drawing on experiences in both clinical medicine and basic research, past and present students in our program have investigated the pathologic mechanisms underlying human disease in diverse fields including:

  • Cancer
  • Immunology
  • Genetic disease basis
  • Neuroscience
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Drug design
  • Inflammation
  • Infectious disease

In addition to clinical and basic-science proficiency, the RWJMS program includes opportunities for professional development, global health work, and the study of health policy and management. Our goal is to ensure that graduates of the MD/PhD program at RWJMS are uniquely prepared to become leaders in biomedical research, academic medicine, and prevention of disease.

  • Match 2014: Congratulations to our graduates

    Tim Arlow PhD (Princeton ) – Ophthalmology – Will’s Eye Institute

    Desmond Brown PhD (Princeton) – Neurosurgery – Mayo Clinic

    Eric Chen PhD (Princeton) – Orthopedic surgery – Boston University

    Hilary Grosso PhD (Rutgers) – Neurology – New York Presbyterian

    Jay Oza PhD (Rutgers) – Internal Medicine - Dartmouth


  • Second visit weekend for the 2013-2014 admission cycle is scheduled for April 10-11, 2014. Stay tuned for more info!
  • MD/PhD program monthly meetings

    Tues Oct 29th
    Tues Nov 19th
    Tues Jan 28th
    Tues Feb 25th
    Tues March 25th

    Tues April 29th

  • Interviews for the MD/PhD program admission for academic year 2013-2014 will be held on the following dates:

    Monday 9/16/13
    Monday 10/14/13
    Monday 11/22/13
    Friday 12/13/13
    Friday 1/24/2014


James Millonig, PhD                        Perry Dominguez                        Tina Cicolella
Program Director                            Program Coordinator                  Program Assistant



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