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Table 2 Order of training

From: The first nationwide survey of MD-PhDs in the social sciences and humanities: training patterns and career choices

Stage of medical training when PhD was completed n = 55 Frequency (%)
PhD completed prior to the initiation of medical school 4 7.3
PhD begun before medical school and completed during medical school training 3 5.5
Medical school started, then PhD started and completed in its entirety, then medical school completed (“Traditional Sequence”) 5 9.1
PhD completed simultaneously with medical school with studies in both fields every year 3 5.5
PhD completed after medical school training and before residency 2 3.6
PhD completed during residency 12 21.8
PhD completed after residency 26 47.3