Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Combined Degree and
Physician Scholar Programs

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MD/Juris Doctor (JD) Program

The MD/Juris Doctor (MD/JD) program is designed for Perelman medical students interested in integrating the study of medicine with training in the legal field. The University of Pennsylvania is one of a select few universities with top-ranked schools in both law and medicine. Matriculation into the MD/JD program obligates the student to follow all regulations and policies of the Perelman Medical School and of the Penn Law School. Students admitted to the MD/JD program typically complete both degrees in six years.

Please note that policies concerning admissions, curriculum, funding, and financial aid are subject to change. Additionally, though variations in the curriculum may be possible, any change will need prior approval and may have financial implications. This website is meant to provide preliminary general overview information only. Students interested in or enrolled in the program should seek personal advising from relevant faculty and staff.