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Year Two (Medical School)

MD/PhD students enter the Phase 2 with their medical school colleagues and participate in a modified Double Helix Curriculum - Translations and Transitions, while continuing to take SRM.  Following completion of coursework in March and the Phase 2 Assessment in early April, students devote time to prepare for the USMLE Step 1 Examination.  Once Step 1 is complete, this timing provides ample opportunity for students to participate on one or two additional laboratory rotations should they require additional time identifying a thesis laboratory before graduate school formally begins in September.