CaNEM

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These are the kind of questions you can't ask at an interview, or they'll boot you right out the door. They are important, though, so I'll ask them here. I think I mentioned one once but didn't get much of an answer.

If you are accepted to an MD/PhD program, then change your mind, can you accept the MD seat (w/o any funding, of course) but decline the PhD position? Are there differences between schools?

Also, I have heard that the NIH funded MSTP programs do not require payback of either stipend or tuition from MD/PhD droppouts. Is this true? What about non-NIH programs? Which do/don't require payback, and for tuition or stipend or both?

Thanks!
 

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Yes, different schools have different policies regarding dropping the MD/PhD and payback. There is no consensus other than NIH-funded MSTPs no longer require payback.

This question has been talked about before on some thread. You can also find more information at my MD/PhD Haven web site:
http://go.to/mdphd

Happy browsing... :D
 
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