Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Medical School Education & Admissions

Law School Course Requirements

Students in the joint J.D. /M.D. program must complete the following

Required health law courses:

  • Administrative Law (4 credits)
  • Law and Medicine (3 credits)

Each student will be assigned an advisor who will offer recommendations on other law courses as well as law courses which are co-listed in the Miller School of Medicine. These courses may include selections from the following:

  • Alternate Dispute Resolution (3 credits)
  • Bio-Medical Ethics (1 credit)
  • Business Associations (4 credits)
  • Children and Youth Law Workshop (2 credits)
  • Elder Law (3 credits)
  • Family Law (3 credits)
  • Federal Income Tax (4 credits)
  • Finance and Regulation of Health Care
  • Health Care and the Constitution (3 credits)
  • Health Law Policy and Practice Practicum (3 credits)
  • Insurance Law and Policy (2 credits)
  • New Directions in Lawyering (3 credits)
  • Professional Liability and Malpractice (3 credits)
  • Scientific Evidence: In Theory and In Court (2 credits)

Credits from Medical School coursework:

  • 6 credits will come from a Year 5 core clerkship (clerkships are either 6 medical school credits (6 weeks) or 8 medical school credits (8 weeks), and include areas such as Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Family Medicine and Primary Care. The clerkships are 50 hrs/week of contact time and include exams.
  • 5 credits will come from coursework related (as much as possible) to legal topics and must include the medical-legal clinic listed below:
    • Medical-Legal Clinic (being proposed as two-week 2-credit or four-week 4-credit sessions). This is a clinical course co-listed in the Law School and the Medical School. JD/ MD students will take it as a Medical School course.
    • The Concept of a Hospital (2-3 credits). This will be taken spring of Year 6 as a Medical School elective. It is co-listed in multiple Schools/Departments.
    • The Medical School will permit a 1-2 credit research/independent study course to be taken at the Law School as an elective option.

JD/MD students must have any modifications to their course curriculum (as defined above) approved by the joint program advisor.