From the feature editors .
Honorary Guest Editor Rod Ulane of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center presents an overview of M.D./Ph.D. training .
From the U.S.:
With more than 100 M.D./Ph.D. programs, the US is the world's leader in the production of dual-degree scientists.
Though still relatively rare (there are nine in all), M.D./Ph.D. programs are catching on in Canada.
American-style dual-degree programs are rare in Europe, but similar programs exist, and there are other ways to become a physician-scientist.
We've provided a list of online resources to guide your search for further information on M.D./Ph.D. careers.