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About our dual-degree programs

The UCI School of Medicine offers five programs that allow our medical students to earn concurrent degrees and tailor their studies to particular career interests and goals.

For example, incoming medical students may apply to our Medical Scientist Training Program, which is directed at medical students interested in pursuing research, our Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC), or our Program in Medical Education for the African, Black, and Caribbean Communities (PRIME-LEAD-ABC).

Our dual-degree programs include:

  • Students admitted to the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) may pursue a PhD through any of the university's graduate programs, specializing in areas such as stem cell biology, cancer biochemistry, human brain mapping and biomechanics. Learn more about the MSTP program ›

  • Students in our mission-based Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC) enroll in a five-year program to become physicians uniquely trained to serve the diverse communities of California, particularly underserved Latino populations. Learn more about the PRIME-LC program ›

  • Students in our Mission-Based Program in Medical Education advancing African, Black, and Caribbean communities (LEAD-ABC) is the first in the nation designed to specifically develop physician-leaders who will serve the unique health needs of African Black Caribbean (ABC) communities. Learn more about the PRIME LEAD-ABC program>

  • Our joint MD/MBA program trains physicians in various aspects of business with the aim of producing healthcare industry leaders in fields as diverse as health technology, legislative policy and managed care. Learn more about the MD/MBA program ›

  • Our dual MD/MPH program produces physicians with a master's in public health who are equipped to address the world's changing public health needs. Learn more about the MD/MPH program ›

  • We also offer a students interested in clinical research a master's of science degree in Biomedical and Translational Science (MS-BATS). Learn more about the MS-BATS program ›

  • Medical students interested in business aspects of healthcare and health administration can pursue a combined MD/MBA program in concert with UCI's Paul Merage School of Business. Learn more about the MD/MBA program ›