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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Combined Graduate and Professional Degree Track, MD/PhD


A combined MD/PhD program is offered. This program is an option for a limited number of students with superior academic records and unusual research potential. In the course of this program, a student will pursue the medical curriculum for two years, spend three to four years as a graduate student to acquire the PhD, and finally spend two years completing the medical curriculum. Prospective students must first apply to and be accepted to the Medical School. When applying, they should state their desire to enter the MD/PhD program. The following are criteria for consideration of admission: MCAT scores, a mean of 10; GPA 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale); and GRE (Combined Verbal and Quantitative 1,200). The GRE is optional. Students must maintain a B average, or the equivalent in Medical School and Graduate School to remain in good standing in the program. Students must fulfill all the requirements of the Doctor of Medicine and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

If a student withdraws from or is asked to resign from either the MD or the PhD portion of the program, the student is required to reimburse the School of Medicine for any tuition received while in medical school. Credit for graduate course work will be transferred to the Medical School transcript.