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Elective Credit for Work in Advanced Degree Programs

At the discretion of the MD/PhD Program Committee, students may receive Elective credit for work performed in advanced degree programs in fields related to medicine. Students enrolled in Medical School, and engaged in a UVA dual-degree program (M.S., MPH, MBA, JD or Ph.D.), may be given up to eight months Elective credit. The MD/PhD Program Committee is responsible for approving the individual Elective Program for each student in the combined MD/PhD program and for acting upon all other requests for Elective credit for work performed in advanced degree programs. An Application for Advanced Standing for Elective Credit can be obtained from Student Affairs. This form, a letter of support from your thesis advisor and a copy of the signature page from your dissertation must be submitted to the Office for Student Affairs for consideration by the MD/PhD Program Committee.