The MD/MBA dual degree program is open to currently enrolled medical students and physicians in residency training programs. This additional twelvemonth program provides 42 semester hours of business courses, and both the MD and MBA degrees are awarded after five years of study. Interested medical students must complete a separate application process and, if accepted, typically fulfill the MBA classroom requirements between their second and third years of medical studies. The Graduate Management Admissions Test is not required, but successful passage of the USMLE Step 1 is necessary for continued enrollment in the dual degree program. Additional information is available from the Brody School of Medicine Office of Admissions or the ECU School of Business Graduate Programs Office, (252) 328-6970.