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M.D/ M.M or M.D/ D. M

avmlgeek36avmlgeek36 51 replies44 threads Junior Member
Are there any programs out there available for students to pursue a join medical and music degree? Maybe an MD and a masters of doctorate of music? If there isn’t already a joint degree, is it possible to study both? If so, how would it be possible?

Thanks!
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  • artloversplusartloversplus 8658 replies255 threads Senior Member
    As far as I know MD degree in med schools is a full time “job”. There are no combined degree for MD other than a related public health master to be earned in the summer.
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  • ja312608ja312608 23 replies5 threads Junior Member
    edited December 2018
    you can have an MD/PHD (8 years) , MD/MPH (6 years), MD/MBA (5 years) , or an MD/JD (7 years). never heard of an MD/MM
    edited December 2018
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  • thumper1thumper1 79086 replies3571 threads Senior Member
    I can’t imagine how you would do both MD and Music major. I’m familiar with the time commitment for both...and I just can’t see it happening.

    The ensemble requirements for music majors alone would be a challenge to mesh with medical school.

    PLUS what medical school would allow this dual major? That would be...none.

    I will add, once practicing physicians, we know a bunch of doctors who play in civic orchestras or sing in local choirs.
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  • thumper1thumper1 79086 replies3571 threads Senior Member
    @avmlgeek36

    It looks like you are still in high school. You are really putting the cart before the horse if that is the case.
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  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown Forum Champion Brown 8241 replies73 threads Forum Champion
    What would be the point of this training? If you want to be a physician that specializes in treating musicians or singers, you don’t need a graduate level music degree for that.
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