The combined MD/PhD program is an option for a limited number of students with superior academic records and unusual research potential. In the course of this program, a student will pursue the medical curriculum for two years, spend three to four years as a graduate student to satisfy the PhD requirements, and finally spend two years completing the medical curriculum. Prospective students must first apply to and be accepted by the Medical School. When applying, they should state their desire to enter the MD/PhD program. Criteria for consideration of admission are: GPA 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale); and GRE (Combined Verbal and Quantitative 1,200). The GRE is optional. Students must maintain a B average or the equivalent, in the Graduate School and "High Pass" in Medical School to remain in good standing in the program. If a student withdraws from either the MD or PhD portion of the program, the student will transfer all appropriate credits to the program of their choice. The student is then required to reimburse any tuition and fees paid by the program from which they have withdrawn