Applicants for the MD/PHD Program must submit an application to the Medical School via the American Medical Colleges Application System (AMCAS).
The AMCAS application fee for one school is $160 plus $35 for each additional Medical School. The UMass secondary application fee is waived for MD/PhD applicants.
The requirements include those required by the Medical School and can be found atwww.umassmed.edu/SOM/admissions.aspx. In addition, the MD/PhD Program requires a strong research background and three letters of recommendation including one from your current research advisor.
Enrolled students start Medical School in August of the academic year. All students complete a lab rotation during the summer prior to Medical School.
Faculty welcome contact by entering students interested in their research. If you are planning to complete a summer lab rotation prior to Medical School, it is imperative that you contact faculty members whose research interests you. This is how you will learn about summer lab rotation openings.
All offers of admission, including MD/PhD applications, come from the Office of Admissions at UMass Medical School. They will communicate with you by email and hard copy.
The AMCAS application system opens on June 1st of every year and the deadline to open an application for UMass in the AMCAS system is November 1. The deadline for all of your materials to be at the Office of Admissions at UMass is December 15.
You can prepare for your interview by researching the UMass website and learning more about the research and clinical opportunities here. This information can then be discussed as it relates to your own research and clinical interests.
All applicants and students must be US citizens or Permanent Residents. All students in the MD/PhD Program are funded by the institution, and MSTP grant and research faculty.
We receive approximatley 150 applications to the program. The number of students we accept varies each year; we enroll 8-12 students each fall.
The Program interviews approximately 40 applicants each year.
No. If you want to be considered for the MD only pool, you should contact the MD/PhD Program Administrator to change the status of your application prior to the December 15th deadline.
Yes, first year medical students can apply to the MD/PhD Program.
All sections of the application are given consideration including academics, MCAT, research background, letters of recommendation, application essays and experience.
Contact the Medical School Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters of recommendation, if not sent electronically, can be mailed to UMass Medical School, Office of Admissions, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester MA 01655. Or you can call them at 508-856-2323.
The average MCAT is 34 and the average GPA is 3.6.
No, interview travel is not reimbursed. However, if you are in need of local accommodations, we will pay for a hotel room for the night prior to the interview.
We invite accepted applicants to the Annual MD/PhD Retreat held in late March. This is a one day retreat and we cover the cost of travel and two nights’ hotel accommodations.
No, all applicants apply through the American Medical Colleges Application System (AMCAS). You do not need to complete a second application for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.