MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

FUNDING POLICY

MD/PhD Students

Students are funded by the MD/PhD Program or Advisor depending on where they are in their degree program), and funding includes a Graduate Research Assistantship GRA) salary, benefits, and tuition & required fees (T&F).
MD/PhD students have a Stipend Level (gross salary) of $32,000/year.
Students will hold a title of MD/PhD GRA during Medical School years, and GSBS GRA during GSBS years.
Students can qualify for resident in-state T&F rate if he/she holds a paid GRA title position.
MD/PhD students cannot undertake outside activities, including employment of any kind, that will interfere with their educational program or delay their progress toward their MD/PhD degree.
Students who receive a paid GRA appointment are considered to be half-time (50%) student employees of the State.  Thus GRA's must follow all applicable employment policies of the institution in which they are appointed (UTHealth or UT MD Anderson).
MD/PhD students may be eligible for the combined award policy (130% Rule) during GSBS years, and under specific conditions.  Click here for more information.