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The Doctor of Medicine/Juris Doctor (MD/JD) prepares future physicians to meet the challenges of legal issues in physician offices, hospitals, comprehensive medical centers and healthcare industries. The MD/JD combined degree program takes six years from beginning of study.

  • Years 1 and 2 are spent completing the preclinical studies in the medical curriculum and passing Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). The MD/JD candidate should apply to the JD program during fall quarter of his or her second year in medical school. This includes taking the LSAT exam and submitting a law school application. (The latter fee is waived).
  • Year 3 is devoted to full-time graduate study in the JD curriculum.
  • Year 4 students return to the medical school curriculum for the third-year clinical clerkships.
  • Years 5 and 6 focus on completing fourth-year electives and rotations for the MD degree and remaining credit hours for the JD.

For more information, contact:

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Life
Moritz College of Law
The Ohio State University
55 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1391
Phone: (614) 292-8819

Associate Dean for Medical Education
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University
155 Meiling Hall
370 W. 9th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1238
Phone: (614) 292-5126

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