Financial Support

Support for the 2017 - 2018 School Year

The MD/PhD student receives a stipend designed to be competitive nationally. The stipend during medical school (M1, M2, M3, and M4) for the 2017 - 2018 academic year is $25,000 (increased from $22,000 in 2016 - 2017). Graduate school stipends are provided by the student’s dissertation department. The graduate student stipend is $25,000 for 12 months. MD/PhD students also receive a waiver of tuition for the duration that they are enrolled in medical and graduate school. Stipend and support are contingent upon the student remaining in good standing in the MD/PhD Program.

Health Insurance

While in Medical School, the MD/PhD Program does not pay for Health/Hospitalization Insurance. Students who have questions about the student health insurance program offered by the University of Kentucky should contact the University Health Service, Room B163, Kentucky Clinic. The phone number is 859-323-5823 ext. 230. During graduate school, health insurance is provided in accordance with the policies and practices of the graduate program. Information on health insurance is available at the following websites: UK Graduate Student Health Insurance

Additional Support

All M1 and M2 students are eligible for the Clinical and Translational Science Professional Student Mentored Research Fellowship through the UKY CCTS upon completion of the Introduction to Clinical Research elective.

Students with research interests at the interface of Medicine and Engineering can apply for the prestigious Halcomb Fellow Award, which provides $25,000 per year for two years for a research project directed by dual mentors from an engineering discipline and the biomedical sciences. Additional information can be found at Research Resources and Halcomb Graduate Fellowship.

Students are encouraged to apply for external fellowships during their graduate training and support is available for grant submissions for the MD/PhD Program Office:

Other funding opportunities can be found at: