MD-PhD Training Program: Timeline (Traditional)

 Year 1

  • Clinical Research Practicum (prior to official start of medical school)
  • (MS1) First Year Structured Curriculum/ MD-PhD Studies 

 Year 2

 (MS2) Second Year Structured Curriculum/ MD-PhD Studies  USMLE Step 1 Exam

 Year 3

 MD-PhD Graduate Studies First Year/ MD-PhD Studies

 Year 4

MD-PhD Graduate Studies Second Year/ MD-PhD Studies 

Year 5 

MD-PhD Graduate Studies Third Year/ MD-PhD Studies  

Year 6

MD-PhD Graduate Studies Fourth Year/ MD-PhD Studies 

Year 7

(MS3) Third Year Required Clerkships    USMLE Step 2 Exam

 Year 8

 (MS4) Required Clerkships/ MD-PhD Studies
Optional Electives
Residency Interviews

 Year 9

 Residency First Year    USMLE Step 3 Exam

 Year 10

Residency Second Year

 Year 11

 Residency Third Year

Year 12

 Residency Fourth Year

 Year 13

 Residency Fifth Year (dependent upon specialty)