M.D./Ph.D. program grows, thrives
From small beginnings in 2004, the M.D./Ph.D. program has expanded to accommodate 11 students. The applicant pool has increased from 12 initially to 70 this year. Martin Adamo, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and director of the program, reports that five more students will enter the program this summer. The program has been successful in recruiting underrepresented minority students, with the new enrollment increasing the total to 10 of the 16 students.
Janell Carter, the program’s first student, is completing the graduate school portion of the dual-degree program.