Koç University MD-PhD Program

The aim of the program is to train highly qualified scientists who can conduct independent research in the four basic sciences and clinical sciences, make important contributions to science, and are interested in scientific research. Our ultimate goal is to provide our students with scientific research experience in their most productive age.

How is the program structured?

This graduate program, which is integrated with medicine, consists of 8 years. At the end of the 2nd year, Koç University School of Medicine Term-II students whose grade point averages are suitable for the application are notified by the Education Coordinatorship and the candidates complete their applications through the system within the framework of the determined dates. Accepted students are expected to start the program as a special student and successfully complete the pool courses determined by the Education Coordinator within 2 years and carry out their research. During this time, all students have a general advisor. At the end of the 4th year, students choose the Ph.D. program they aim to continue, and after the acceptance of the students who meet the conditions, advisors are appointed. Students are expected to successfully complete the required courses of the program in the 5th and 6th years, pass the qualification exam, carry out laboratory and experimental studies, and continue their thesis studies. Students who complete the program graduate with a doctor of medicine (MD) and doctor of science (Ph.D.) diplomas together.