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August 16, 2013: We have heard that it takes up to eight weeks for an AMCAS application to be verified. Access to the secondary application will not be sent to the applicant until the AMCAS is verified. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. Please make sure all other parts of the application (letters of recommendation) are submitted so that the admissions committee can review the application as soon as it is verified and the secondary is submitted.

Important Dates (2013-14)

AMCAS Available May 1, 2013
MD-PhD Application Deadline October 15, 2013*
MD-PhD Application, Must Be Complete By: November 1, 2013
Admission Interview Dates Oct. 31 & Nov. 21, 2013
Admission Decisions Made December 10, 2013
Revisit Day Thursday/Friday, April 10-11, 2014
Accepted Applicants Submit Final Matriculation Decisions April 30, 2014
First Year MD-PhD Class Begins July 7, 2014

MD-PhD Applications

MD-PhD applications are due by October 15.

The Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program Interview Days are listed above. If you are applying to the program, you are strongly encouraged to keep these dates open on your calendar, until you hear from us regarding a final decision. As we only have two interview days, rescheduling is discouraged.

*MD-PhD applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their applications early. Items that typically hold an application from achieving a complete status include letters of recommendation and the medical college's secondary form. Access to the medical college's secondary form is only emailed to applicants whose applications are verified by AMCAS. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure their file is complete.

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Successful applicants will have excellent undergraduate science preparation, substantial undergraduate research experience and a strong commitment to combining an investigative career in the biomedical sciences with clinical medicine.

Because of the increasing diversity of the United States population, there is a national need for physician-investigators who are members of under-represented minority groups and other disadvantaged groups. The Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program therefore encourages applications from students who are members of under-represented minority groups, from disadvantaged backgrounds or who are disabled. (We recognize that some applicants may belong to more than one of these categories.)

Successful applicants must satisfy the requirements of both the medical and the graduate components of the Program, and all matriculants must satisfy the requirements in the Medical College's Technical Standards policy.

After initial screening, selected candidates will be invited to attend one of the Program's two interview days, where they will meet selected faculty within the Program.

Click here to view a sample interview agenda.

Full Financial Support

All MD-PhD students receive a stipend. The 2013-2014 stipend levels are:

  • Students in Year 1: $30,300
  • Students in Year 2: $31,900
  • Students in Year 3+: $34,510

A full tuition waiver for every year in the program, up to a $1,500 lab supplement and health and dental insurance. In addition, any student who writes and is awarded his/her own fellowship, may be eligible for a $5,000 stipend supplement (certain restrictions apply).

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