Begin the application process through AMCAS by choosing the appropriate box indicating interest in the MD-PhD program in the application. The deadline for the 2018 admission cycle is November 15, 2017.
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The admissions committee places great emphasis on research experience and commitment in becoming a caring and diligent physician. Letters of recommendation from research mentors play a crucial role in the decision process. Every application is reviewed, regardless of standardized test scores and GPA.
Yes. All students in the Medical Scientist Training Program are provided a stipend and full tuition throughout all years of the program, assuming satisfactory progress and adherence to program requirements.
Yes, though declined by the Medical Scientist Training Program admissions committee, an applicant can still remain under consideration for the MD program, provided they meet the MD admissions criteria.
The Medical Scientist Training Program adheres to the AAMC Traffic Rules. Every student offered admission is given at least two weeks, or until April 30 of the application year, to make a final decision.
The Medical Scientist Training Program begins mid-June with no exceptions. The first summer is important as it provides the opportunity to do a lab rotation of the student’s choice.
Commonly three; one during the first summer and two in the summer between the first and second year.
While it can feel daunting, most students make a smooth and successful transition. To help facilitate, the Medical Scientist Training Program provides a clinical reentry course that is taken by all returning students in the spring. This course provides instruction in history-taking and physical exam skills, and places students in in-patient and out-patient settings where clinical evaluation and diagnostic skills can be utilized in real-world situations.
PhD students are required to participate in clinical activities but only to the extent that it not interfere with the completion of the PhD training. Typically, students do one or two clinical experiences each semester, which require direct patient contact and care under guidance of a senior attending physician.