Students in the Clinical Science Program may be supported by a number of mechanisms.
In most cases, students have a position at UTMB that provides protected time during course work. They will be supported by their research mentors during their thesis/dissertation research. Support may be provided by external sources such as training grants.
Physicians who wish to combine this degree program with clinical fellowship or residency training are expected to be supported by their clinical training program, and must submit a letter affirming such support. This support may represent external funds through fellowship training programs.
MD-PhD students who chose the Clinical Science Program are supported during course work by funds available through the MD-PhD Program, which may include Blocker-Herzog scholarships. MD-MS students may take a year out from medical school to earn a MS in Clinical Science.
An endowment from the Herzog Foundation can provide partial funding for some students in the program, particularly during years of course work. Herzog scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis based on merit and need.
Because advanced training of new clinical investigators is a national priority, external funding may be available to many students. Students are encouraged to apply individually for such support in consultation with their mentors.