A student may choose to take an additional year of medical school to do a Full Year of Research, a Joint Degree or a Flexible Fifth Year (Clinical Rotations +Research + Other Academic Activities), provided that a significant portion of the year is related to medical education or another degree. While a “5th year” is permitted, a 6th year is not without prior approval of the Progress Committee.
A student on extended study (“5th year student”) is considered a full-time, enrolled student and therefore, has the same privileges as any other enrolled medical student; including continuation of health insurance, loan deferrals, ID access within the medical school, medical malpractice and disability insurance coverage.
Tuition Payment Options for Fifth Year Students
Flexible Fifth Year, Fully Funded Year & MD/MHS Students
- You pay full tuition in 5th year (fourth chronological year) and a registration fee in 4th year (fifth chronological year).
- You pay split tuition in 5th year and 4th year. Billed one-half of the current rate of tuition and one-half of the current rate of the registration fee per semester over a two year period.
- You pay a registration fee in 5th year (fourth chronological year) and full tuition in 4th year (fifth chronological year). This option is only available to students who are receiving a fully funded one year research fellowship and 100% scholarship.