In general, our students finish the combined MD-PhD degree in about 8 years – approximating the national average. For a review of the new curriculum and its features, please click here.
The new curriculum—and the opportunity to begin PhD studies earlier than in past years, i.e. in the Fall of Year 3—will undoubtedly change the timeline for MD-PhD students matriculating in Fall of 2015 and thereafter. The timeline outlined below may be revised as PhD-granting departments evaluate the impact of the new curriculum on MD-PhD coursework and timeline to the PhD.