What is the institutional financial impact of an MD-PhD program without extramural funding?

Margaret M Byrne, Izidore Lossos, Leonidas G. Koniaris

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Background: Training in the form of MD-PhD programs is an important part of the academic mission of medical schools, yet the costs incurred in providing these programs may be consider-able. This research explores the financial impacts on a university of supporting an MD-PhD program. Summary: We estimate the net financial impact of an MD-PhD program under a variety of assumptions about the financial gain that the school obtains through MD-PhD students' contributions to externally funded research. Under certain assumptions, the net financial impact of the MD-PhD program is positive, and under the most unfavorable assumptions the cost per student year is less than $30,000. Conclusions: The apparent costs of an MD-PhD program are ameliorated or even turned into gains when one considers the resources generated by MD-PhD students. Thus, such programs can serve as a means of increasing external awards and improving the overall quality in graduate schools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-59
Number of pages4
JournalTeaching and Learning in Medicine
Volume22
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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What is the institutional financial impact of an MD-PhD program without extramural funding? / Byrne, Margaret M; Lossos, Izidore; Koniaris, Leonidas G.

In: Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 1, 01.01.2010, p. 56-59.

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