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MD/PhD Program

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MD/PhD Timeline

First 100 Weeks (Years 1-2) PhD Portion(Years 3-5+*) Second 100 Weeks (Years 6-7)
MS1 Summer Research Experience MS2; PhD Year 1 Qualifying Exam Completed Project Work Preparation for defense and transition back to MD curriculum** MS3 MS4
Critical Readings and Topics in Translational Medicine Course Lab rotations Model Organisms Course PhD required courses Rational Drug Design and Ethics are taken during this time    
      Longitudinal clinical experiences are available during PhD years    

*Year five may actually be longer than 12 months and a student may re-enter the MD curriculum in June, July, October, or November. This results in a shorter MS4 year in which MD requirements are reduced for MD/PhD students.

** Students are required to pass their defense before returning to the MD curriculum 

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