Acceptance to an MD-PhD program implies acceptance to the MD program.If you get accepted to an MD/PhD program, can you choose to only do an MD after?
Yes, you can choose to abandon the PhD at any time without being removed from your medical school. Whether or not you have to pay back your tuition and stipend money depends on the school. Programs funded by the government as MSTP programs cannot force students to pay back that money. Other, privately funded programs can ask you to pay back as much of it as they want.If you get accepted to an MD/PhD program, can you choose to only do an MD after?
At many schools, yes. It is not uncommon for MD/PhD students to receive a tuition waver, a monthly stipend for living expenses, and free insurance coverage. However, programs vary on how much they will cover. Some do not provide free health insurance, and some do not provide a stipend or tuition waver during the medical school years.Is it true that if you choose to do MD/PhD you get a free ride?