The decision to pursue a combined degree is typically based on a student’s long-term goals. For a student who has always seen themselves as a physician who practices medicine in a hospital, clinic, or at a private practice, a combined degree may not be needed. The level of training and education provided through the typical four-year medical school program will most likely provide sufficient training. Even for highly specialized concentrations, medical school, residency, and internships can usually provide students with the adequate training and background needed.PreMedLife magazine has created a resource that brings information about dual degree MD programs together in one place!