|Summer Prior to Entry into the Medical School Curriculum|
First lab/research rotation
|First Year of Medical School Curriculum|
|10 Months ||Complete first year of medical school coursework, which introduces core biochemical knowledge and basic cellular functions |
|Between Year I & Year II|
| 3 Months||Complete a second lab/research rotation|
|Second Year of Medical School Curriculum|
|9 Months |
Includes coursework in systems pathophysiology. Complete Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam. Student should choose a graduate advisor by the end of Year II.
|Summer Following Year II & |
Prior to Entry into Graduate Program Curriculum
| 3 Months||Complete first clinical rotation of 3rd year medical school.|
Third – Fifth Year: Graduate Studies
Complete advanced basic science coursework and conduct research. Dissertation research typically will be completed in years 3 – 5 and, if needed, a portion of year 6. The PhD dissertation will be completed and defended prior to returning to clinical studies.
Throughout graduate school participate in the MD/PhD clinical continuity training experience. This requires attending 2 afternoons each month in an outpatient clinic.
|Sixth – Seventh Year: Third and Fourth Year Clinical Rotations of Medical School Curriculum|
| ||Completing 3 months of clinical work prior to graduate school allows for greater flexibility for the date of return to medical school. Typically enter in the spring.|