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Application Instructions

Application Deadline

The application deadline to submit the supplemental application is October 1.

How to Apply

  1. Apply through AMCAS and indicate your intent to apply to the MD-PhD program, or both MD and MD-PhD.
  2. When AMCAS has processed your application, you will receive an email confirming that it has been forwarded to the schools you have designated. When we receive your AMCAS application, we will send you an email acknowledging receipt and explaining how to access our supplemental application and pay our processing fee.

Application Fees

AMCAS charges $170 for an application that includes one medical school designation and $41 for each additional school you designate.

We charge a nonrefundable fee of $100 to process your supplemental application. We will not process it until we receive the fee.

If you’re experiencing financial hardship, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) may waive your AMCAS application fee through its Fee Assistance Program.

If you receive a fee waiver from the AAMC, we will waive our secondary application fee as well.


To apply to our MD programs, you must:

  • be either a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident.
  • have completed two full years or 60 credit hours of higher education in the U.S. or Canada at the time of application. A conferred Bachelor's degree is required before matriculation.
  • have taken the MCAT within three years of applying.
  • have completed at least half of the prerequisite courses at the time of application. All courses must be completed before matriculation.
  • submit three letters of recommendation — one from a science professor — or a prehealth committee letter of recommendation.
    • We accept letters of recommendation only through the AMCAS Letter Service. Do not send letters to our school.
    • We require a minimum of three letters, but you may send more.
    • We highly recommended that you request some letters from faculty or professional evaluators who are very familiar with your research experience and potential.

Recommended courses

Based on our curriculum, we strongly encourage you to take a statistics course as well as courses in biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology.

We encourage you to augment your prerequisite courses with advanced science or engineering courses that meet your interests.

Research experience

Research experience gives you a level of expertise and understanding above that achieved in standard laboratory courses.

Outstanding applicants to our program have significant research experience either within a structured program or as a volunteer or staff member. They have also published their research and presented it at professional conference presentations.

Financial Support

Because your goal is to be a physician-scientist, we provide the financial support that sets you on the path to the career of your choice.

MD Years

  • $28,000 stipend
  • Full-tuition scholarship

PhD Years

Our students often also successfully apply for awards, fellowships, and other supplemental funding, including prestigious F30 awards.

Admissions Timeline


Applications Accepted June - October 1
Interviews November - January
Decision Notifications November - May
Commit to enroll May 15


The format for the 2024-2025 interview season will be hybrid. Invited applicants will have the choice to interview virtually or in person.

If invited, both the Regular MD Admissions Committee and MD-PhD Admissions Committee will interview you.

You are eligible to interview by the Medical Admissions Committee if you are not invited to interview for the MD-PhD Program.

Decisions and Notifications

The MD-PhD Admissions Committee admits students on a rolling basis from November-May. 

MD-PhD Only Candidates:

  • If admitted to MD-PhD, you will also be admitted to Regular MD.
  • If waitlisted or rejected by MD-PhD, you will not be eligible for admission to Regular MD.

Regular MD and MD-PhD Candidates:

  • If admitted to MD-PhD, you will also be admitted to Regular MD.
  • You can be admitted by Regular MD and remain on the waitlist for MD-PhD. If you are not admitted to MD-PhD, you can enter the program as a Regular MD student and apply to MD-PhD again in the fall of MS1.
  • If wait-listed by either Regular MD or MD-PhD, you remain eligible for both.
  • If rejected by the Regular MD program, you are no longer eligible for admission to MD-PhD.

If accepted to the MD-PhD, you must respond within two weeks from the date of your acceptance and submit a $100 acceptance deposit, refundable until May 15.