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Cross-disciplinary Training Programs

The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering offers two cross-disciplinary training programs. The goal of these programs is to promote fundamental, cross-disciplinary and innovative research training in a specific field while tackling health-related research needs that will have significant impact in health care.

NIH Bioengineering Interdisciplinary Training in Diabetes Research Program (BTDR)

This elite program, co-directed by Purdue and the Indiana University School of Medicine, provides interdisciplinary, integrated research training to develop predoctoral students into bioengineers capable of leading integrative and team-based approaches to solve issues relevant to the understanding, prevention, and treatment of diabetes and diabetic complications.

NIH Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

This program encourages and supports the training of students with outstanding credentials and potential who are motivated to undertake careers in biomedical research and academic medicine. MSTP students participate in an integrated program of graduate training in the biomedical sciences through Purdue University and clinical training offered through the IU School of Medicine. Graduates receive the combined M.D.-Ph.D. degree.