Please email all application materials for the M.D.-M.S. Program to the predoctoral education specialist, Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS), by 5 p.m. on March 1.
A small number of competitive funding awards for the M.D.-M.S. Program are available each year. You will automatically be considered for an award when your application is reviewed.
Prior to preparing your application, you are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of interest to the predoctoral education specialist by 5 p.m. on Feb. 1.
In the letter, include:
- An introduction of yourself
- A synopsis of your prior education and research experience
- A summary of your current research interests
- A list of potential mentors (if known)
- A copy of your current CV
The predoctoral education specialist will review the letter of interest and assist in connecting you with potential mentors. Once a mentor is chosen, he or she will provide assistance in completing the research component of the application.
Note: M.D.-M.S. applications are not expected to have this information completed on the form:
- Mayo Clinic posting account unit (PAU)
- Name and signature of your clinical or research administrator
- Name and signature of your department or division chair
Applications will be reviewed by the CCaTS Education Resources Predoctoral Programs Committee. You will be notified before April 15 as to whether you've been accepted into the program for a start date of July 1 and whether you've been offered a funding award.
Develop your research proposal
Your research project must meet National Institutes of Health (NIH) criteria for clinical or translational research and follow the format given in the M.D.-M.S. Scholar Research Proposal Guidelines. After admission to the program, you will begin meeting with your mentor to develop your research proposal.
The proposal must be submitted by Aug. 1 for review and approval. Coursework will begin in July.