The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is excited to announce that it has joined the University of Utah’s MD-PhD Program as its seventh major department partner. The MD-PhD Program enables a select group of students to earn a 4-year MD degree through the School of Medicine and a Ph.D. in an affiliated department. It is a rigorous program that provides an outstanding and fully-funded education for future physician-scientists, equipping them with fundamental clinical skills and experience conducting cutting-edge research that will prepare them for careers as biomedical researchers and clinician-scientists.

The ECE doctoral program prepares students to integrate scientific discovery and state-of-the-art technology into novel clinical applications and medical devices and is an excellent addition to the U’s top-tier MD Program. It emphasizes medical imaging systems, implantable medical devices, brain-computer interfaces, wearable technology, micro and nano-sized biomedical sensors, and artificial intelligence for various medical applications. ECE MD-PhD graduates join an elite group of leaders transforming healthcare through technological development, clinical implementation, and government regulation.

Students of the Program complete two years of their MD, then apply to and complete a Ph.D. before returning to medical school to finish the final two years of their MD. Students are conferred at the time they finish their Ph.D. and again upon completion of their MD.

For more information, visit the ECE MD-PhD Program page.