Combine comprehensive research and your passion for patient care to solve the health
care problems of today as a physician-scientist.
The joint M.D./Ph.D. degree is a challenging one. You'll investigate and explore the
processes that govern the functioning of molecules, cells and organisms while acquiring
the medical knowledge and experience necessary to treat patients.
Est. time to complete:
Why earn a combined doctorate in biomedical sciences?
The joint M.D./Ph.D. program will allow you to see how the results of research discoveries
and insights can be converted into clinically significant outcomes.
The program is offered through the cooperation of the School of Graduate Studies and
the School of Medicine and Health Sciences It will take at least six years of full-time academic study to complete the joint
If interested, you first need to obtain admission to the School of Medicine and Health
Sciences Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program through the normal application process. Once admitted, you'll be eligible
to apply for admission to the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences program.
The joint M.D./Ph.D. program will help you develop theoretical and experimental approaches
to solve problems on hypothesis-driven research. Most physician-scientists go on to
practice medicine with a keen eye for legitimate research findings that will benefit
Biomedical Sciences at UND
Contribute to research at one of the nation's premier facilities for the study of
drug addiction and neurodegenerative diseases.
A series of lectures, demonstrations and exercises to provide students with the basic rationales for the use of statistics in the assessment of biomedical data and a selected set of the most common and useful statistical tests. Prerequisite: BIMD 500 or permission of course director. S.
BIMD 534. Microbial Cell Structure and Function. 1 Credit.
Microbial cells have unique structures that relate their functions. Students completing this course will have an understanding of how prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms differ and how different structures can be used to obtain similar functions. They will understand how microbial structures influence interactions between microbes and between microbes and eukaryotic organisms. Prerequisite: BIMD 502 or consent of instructor. S.
BIMD 539. Readings in Microbiology and Immunology. 1-4 Credits.
A supervised readings course on topics of mutual interest to the student and a faculty member. Prerequisite: BIMD 502 or consent of instructor. Repeatable to 4 credits. On demand.
BIMD 591. Advanced Topics in Biomedical Sciences. 1-3 Credits.
A series of lectures, discussions and/or laboratory experiences developed around a specific topic in the biomedical sciences. Repeatable as topics vary. Prerequisite: BIMD 502 or consent of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits. On demand.
BIMD 516. Responsible Conduct of Research. 2 Credits.
A series of lectures and discussion sessions covering topics related to responsible conduct in research. Students will examine a variety of issues including introduction to ethical decision making, the experience of conflict, laboratory practices, data management, reporting of research, conflict of interest, and compliance. Examples and case studies will be drawn primarily from the biomedical sciences. F.
BIMD 501. Scientific Discovery I. 6 Credits.
A problem based course in which students will address a set of biomedical research scenarios that have been designed so that students will acquire skills in critical thinking, finding, interpreting, and analyzing scientific literature, developing hypothesis-driven questions, proposing and designing experiments, and communicating scientific outcomes orally and in written format. F.
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