1.06Five-Year MD Program HST
Students are encouraged to allocate a larger fraction of their time to research than is possible in the four-year MD program. By extending the MD program to five or more years, a student can devote significantly more time to research. Many ways to accomplish this objective exist; one way is to extend the preclerkship period from two to three years, balancing research and a reduced course load. Another common arrangement is to dedicate one or more full years exclusively to research. See Section 2.08 - Policy on Length of Time to Complete the MD Degree; Section 2.18 - Curriculum Continuity: Policy on Interruption; Section 6.02 - Tuition Requirements for MD Degree Candidates.
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