MD-PhD Program in Medicine, the Social Sciences, and Aging

MD-PhD Program in Medicine, the Social Sciences, and Aging

Funder: NIH

Description: Our proposed MD/PhD Program in Medicine, the Social Sciences, and Aging, seeks not just to innovate in strategies to recruit candidates but to improve upon the training received by most past MD/PhD trainees in the social sciences by incorporating the best of both disciplinary and interdisciplinary study to prepare scholars to work even more successfully at the crucial interface of medicine, the social sciences, and aging. We propose this because we believe that while depth in a traditional social science discipline is critical to ensure that trainees bring the newest ideas and greatest disciplinary rigor to their work, traditional academic disciplines do not provide adequate breadth of training in either aging or health services research to fully enable the translation between innovative ideas in the social sciences and improvements in health.