Timeline and Interview Schedule

Applicants to the MD/PhD Program apply through the regular UMass Medical School of Medicine process. MD/PhD interviews take place on Thursdays and Fridays during late fall and early winter.

Important Dates

AMCAS Filing

Early May - October 15, 2015

Supplemental Application Deadline

December 1, 2015

Letters of Recommendation

December 1, 2015

MD/PhD Interview Dates

October 29-30, 2015
November 12-13, 2015
January 7-8, 2016
January 14-15, 2016
February 11-12, 2016 (snow date)

Acceptance Notification

October 15, 2015 - April 30, 2016

The UMass MD/PhD Program invites approximately 50 candidates to campus for interviews. If you are selected, you will be contacted via email and asked to select from several dates for your interview day. Formal interviews have a two-day schedule and include the following.

  • Multiple mini interviews will be held by the School of Medicine between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. This includes an orientation, tour and an overview of financial aid and the curriculum.
  • Three or four interviews with research faculty in the Graduate School of Biomedical Science.
  • An overview of the MD/PHD Program which will be held prior to research and MD/PhD admissions committee interviews
  • Thursday night dinner with members of the MD/PhD Admissions committee and selected faculty members

On campus lunch and Friday night dinner with a group of current MD/PhD students provide a relaxed opportunity to meet you and answer questions about the MD/PhD Program at UMass.

The two types of interviews (MMI and research) are held on different days (Thursday or Friday); each day will begin early, between 8:00am and 9:00am.

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences does not provide travel funds for interviews. Lodging will be provided for applicants on Thursday and Friday nights, and possibly Wednesday for applicants traveling a distance.

When offered an interview, we request that you send us a short list of research faculty you are interested in meeting and every effort will be made to accommodate those requests. You should use these meetings to learn about our faculty and potential research opportunities. You can familiarize yourself with faculty research interests through the graduate school website at http://www.umassmed.edu/bbs/about/faculty.aspx 

Typical Interview Schedule




6:00 pm

Light dinner with small group of graduate school faculty


8:00 am – 9:15 am

Program overview with Program Directors

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Faculty Interviews (2)

11:30 am - 11:45

Admissions Committee

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Lunch / Medical School Overview and tour

2:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Faculty Interviews (2)

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner out with current MD/PhD students

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