Combined M.D./Ph.D. Program in Medicine and Nanoscale Sciences or Combined M.D./Ph.D. Program in Medicine and Nanoscale Engineering
Offered by the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany (CNSE) and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (Downstate), this first-of-its-kind combined degree program provides pioneering education and training in both medicine and nanoscale science and engineering research, preparing a new generation of students for exciting 21st century careers as world-class research physicians in the emerging science and practice of nanomedicine.
CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to research, development, education, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. Downstate is one of SUNY’s four academic health science centers and has unique research strengths in neuroscience, cardiovascular medicine, and live tissue imaging that are ideal platforms for developing medically relevant nanotechnology in the areas of biosensors, drug delivery, and diagnostics. Together CNSE's world renowned research and education in nanotechnology and SUNY Downstate Medical Center's outstanding medical training enable students to gain experience in developing and applying cutting-edge technologies to the health care challenges of today and tomorrow. This combined clinical scientist educational program provides premier hands-on training in the emerging field of nanomedicine.
Students complete an integrated course of study alternating between the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and the SUNY Downstate Medical Center. This course of study is designed for completion within seven years and will result in the award of an MD degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and a PhD in either Nanoscale Science or Nanoscale Engineering from the University at Albany.
Degree requirements for the University at Albany's CNSE PhD programs are detailed at Nanoscale Sciences Program Leading to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree and Nanoscale Engineering Program Leading to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree.