Straight MD's drop-out rate should be way below 10% (5% at most but most likely to be 1-2%).Originally posted by shamus1
According to the guy that directs the MSTP for the NIH (my grandfather told me to always go to the horse's mouth rather than the other end), Bert Shapiro, the average dropout rate for MSTP students is "around 10%". This is probably comparable to the MD dropout rate and better than the PhD dropout rate, which is around 1 in 3.
A plague on anyone who would enroll in a MSTP with the intention of dropping out after two years just to get free MD tuition. It would be better to be the illegitimate offspring of the ***** of Babylon than to steal a spot from someone who truly wants to follow the MD/PhD career pathway. Thus spake Zaranthustra.