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.