J.D./M.D.

The J.D./M.D. program is designed to prepare future physicians to meet the challenges of legal issues in offices, hospitals, comprehensive medical centers and health-care-related industries by providing students with a foundation in the law and analytical thinking that will prepare them to identify, analyze, and solve legal issues that are becoming more pervasive in the practice of medicine.

Course work breakdown

This joint-degree program enables students to earn a J.D. and an M.D. in six years, as opposed to seven, by applying 12 semester hours of credit earned at the College of Medicine toward the J.D. degree. Any 12 semester hours of course work at the College of Medicine may be applied toward the J.D., provided that the student earns a grade of C or higher.

Typically, students first enroll in the M.D. program, complete its first two years, and apply for admission to the Moritz College of Law during the second year of medical school. The law school application fee is waived for students already enrolled in the M.D. program. Students accepted into the joint-program for the J.D./M.D. spend their third year of study completing the first year of law school. They then complete the remaining M.D. and J.D. requirements over the next two years.

For further information about the M.D. program or to obtain an application, please contact:

Admissions Office College of Medicine
The Ohio State University
155 D Meiling Hall
370 W. 9th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 292-7137
medicine@osu.edu