The goal of the Cornell Combined DVM/PhD Degree Program is to train students to become outstanding clinician-scientists. By integrating Cornell's veterinary and graduate curricula in the DVM/PhD Program, we prepare students to become leaders in science, medicine, and society, able to excel in basic research, cutting-edge medicine, and teaching. Our Program therefore opens numerous doors for careers in academia, industry, and government service.
Our Program enables students to bring a basic scientific approach to their veterinary training, allowing them to identify exciting research possibilities that affect animal and human health. Group activities and special training sessions expose students to leaders in science and medicine, while simultaneously building a supportive network of student colleagues and faculty mentors.