Combined Degree Programs

DO/JD Program Description

Typically, an individual seeking both a medical and law degree must spend seven (Full time: 4 medicine, 3 law) or eight years (part time: 4 medicine, 4 law in an evening program) to accomplish this. This program has been devised to permit the completion of both degrees in six years. Although the program is more intense, it is beneficial because of the time saved, especially for those individuals who will complete residency training. Less than 1% of the nation's 600,000 physicians and 900,000 attorneys hold degrees in both law and medicine (approximately 2,000 individuals). The program will represent the only osteopathic medical school to have a combined degree program. The program is a combined one between the School of Osteopathic Medicine and Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, leading to both the DO and JD degree in approximately six years. Students must take both the MCAT and the LSAT (i.e. Law School Admissions Test) and be admitted by both schools (application process will be separate but the student will designate that the application is for the DO/JD program).

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