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hey,

Are there any schools that offer 3-years Doctor of Medicine(MD) program?

thanks.................
 

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Keily said:
hey,

Are there any schools that offer 3-years Doctor of Medicine(MD) program?

thanks.................
no
 
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U of MN -twin cities offers a 3.5 year program. Actually its called the flexible md program, take 3.5 or 6 years to finish, and you pay for only 4 semesters. Sweet huh!
 

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justskipee said:
U of MN -twin cities offers a 3.5 year program. Actually its called the flexible md program, take 3.5 or 6 years to finish, and you pay for only 4 semesters. Sweet huh!

Really? I thought you had to pay the full tuition regardless of how long you choose to get your M.D.
 

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yup
here at mac they also have a different med school approach

it's called 'problem based learning'
you basically work in groups during your med school stay and it's a year-round program
 

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mspaic said:
yup
here at mac they also have a different med school approach

it's called 'problem based learning'
you basically work in groups during your med school stay and it's a year-round program
harvard tried that and it failed
 

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Only some caribbean and canadian schools do. Sorry. :horns:
 

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i thought duke let you do 3 years if you already have a masters, because they use one of their years for their students to pursue a masters in public health, mba, etc.
 

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One of my friends swears that her dad graduated from Baylor med in 3 years....apparently he is the only one to do it....which is why i question it more and more. Unfortunately, whenever i try and google his name i get nothing.

I've heard its been tried, but its been passed over for a traditional 4 year approach (Texas Tech SOM did the 3 year thing when it first started....students went to school year round...no breaks. It was abandoned a few years later).
 
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historically some medical schools used to be only 3 yrs in length...i'm not sure how many did this...but i do know it was done. Here at U of Arizona used to be one as well as Loyola in Chicago...positive about both of these. I'm sure there are others.
 

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Ohio State has an independent study program where you go at your own pace. I know students have graduated very early from that path, maybe even a year early.
 

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bbuckeye said:
Ohio State has an independent study program where you go at your own pace. I know students have graduated very early from that path, maybe even a year early.
Sweet....another reason to apply to Ohio State.
 

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If you have a PhD, not a master's.
Right. Some schools will excuse students from completing a scholarly project if you have a PhD. AECOM is another one.
 

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bbuckeye said:
Ohio State has an independent study program where you go at your own pace. I know students have graduated very early from that path, maybe even a year early.

Is this true or just fantasy? I am an older premed and I would love to finish med school in 3 years instead of 4. Can you truly match 1 year sooner for residency if you finish the ISP pathway 1 year earlier? Any OSU folks please verify, please.
 

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UofCalgary and Mac both have 3 years. But you don't get vacation/summer break. It is is only 2 weeks long. So it adds up to the same time in class/rotation.
 

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Hmmm - even if this were possible, why would you want to stress yourself out? Assuming that you can't really shorten the amount of time during your clinicals, you would basically have to cram your first two years of didactics into one year. Relax, and do it the way everybody else is doing it and don't do it in less than 4.
 

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Back in the dark ages when my friend went to medical school, he did a 3 year program (MCO) because he had a family and wanted to be making money that much sooner.

He totally regrets his decision because, when everything's condensed into 3 years (no summer breaks, etc.), you have to decide what residency you want to apply to that much sooner -- he was hardly able to do any rotations before deciding. He made a decision that he later regretted and wound up dropping out of that residency after intern year. So, while it seemed like it would be a time saver up front, it wound up costing him in the end.
 

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TheDarkSide said:
Back in the dark ages when my friend went to medical school, he did a 3 year program (MCO) because he had a family and wanted to be making money that much sooner.

He totally regrets his decision because, when everything's condensed into 3 years (no summer breaks, etc.), you have to decide what residency you want to apply to that much sooner -- he was hardly able to do any rotations before deciding. He made a decision that he later regretted and wound up dropping out of that residency after intern year. So, while it seemed like it would be a time saver up front, it wound up costing him in the end.
Hmm, that's a good point. I hadn't thought about that.
 
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