Full-Time MBA


Students interested in becoming leaders in health-care organizations such as physician practices, hospitals, or insurance and pharmaceutical companies may pursue the joint Full-Time MBA and MD degree. This joint degree arms students with the necessary knowledge in economics, statistics, and the behavioral sciences to become leaders within their field.

Program Structure

Students complete 1,400 units of Booth-only course credit (+ LEAD) and required coursework at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine over a five-year period. Students complete their first two years of residency in the Medical School. Students are encouraged to complete their first two years of medical school prior to applying. During their third year at the medical school, they complete their clerkship/rotations during all four quarters. During their fourth year, students spend Summer Quarter at the Medical School and Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters at Chicago Booth, where they typically complete 1,200 units of course credit plus LEAD. Their final year consists of a business internship in the Summer Quarter followed by their remaining quarters spent in the Medical School, where they incorporate their remaining 200 units of course credit at Chicago Booth to complete the joint-degree requirements.

  Summer Autumn Winter Summer
Year 1 MD MD MD MD
Year 2 MD MD MD MD
Year 3 MD (Clerkship/Rotations) MD (Clerkship/Rotations) MD (Clerkship/Rotations) MD (Clerkship/Rotations)
Year 4 MD --- --- ---
Year 1 (Chicago Booth) --- Booth Booth Booth
Year 4 (MD)/Year 2 (Chicago Booth) Booth internship MD* MD* MD* (Post-MED)

*Students must remain in MD residency all year to qualify for malpractice insurance


The school determines the tuition charges. The School of Medicine charges tuition at a flat rate, regardless of how many courses are taken. Chicago Booth charges tuition on a per-course basis. Students pay Chicago Booth tuition for 1,400 units of course credit.

Courses For Booth

Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD)

This course is required of all Full-Time students and is completed during the Fall Quarter of their first year of residency in the program. The course is designed to enhance students’ self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness by providing them with an opportunity to benchmark themselves with respect to critical aspects of leadership—working in teams, influencing others, conflict management, interpersonal communication, presentation skills, etc. The course also helps students create a personalized plan to guide their continued development at Booth and beyond.

Financial Accounting (select one)

Basic Courses: Financial Accounting

Advanced Alternatives: Accounting & Financial Analysis I; Accounting & Financial Analysis II; Financial Statement Analysis

Microeconomics (select one)

Basic Courses: Microeconomics, Advanced Microeconomic Analysis, Accelerated Microeconomics

Advanced Alternatives: Topics in Microeconomics Theory

Statistics (select one)

Basic Courses: Business Statistics, Applied Regression Analysis

Advanced Alternatives: Analysis of Financial Time Series; Financial Econometrics; Statistical Insight into Marketing, Consulting, and Entrepreneurship; Data Mining; or any PhD-level statistics

Additional Coursework

600 (of 700) Functions, Management, and Business Environment

500 Electives

Courses For the Medical School

To learn more about the curriculum requirements and structure of the medical degree, students should visit the Pritzker School of Medicine’s website or email Pritzker's admissions office.

Admissions Process

Students are encouraged to complete their first two years of medical school prior to applying to this joint-degree program. If interested in pursuing the MD/MBA, current students should reach out to Dr. Jim Woodruff, associate dean of students at the Pritzker School of Medicine. Prospective students should contact the Pritzker admissions office to learn more about exploring their MD/MBA degree options.

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