All M.D.-Ph.D. Program applicants must obtain a baccalaureate degree, preferably in the biological or physical sciences, from an accredited institution in the U.S. or Canada prior to matriculation for admissions consideration. Certification of the degree is required.
These courses are required* prior to admission:
- One year of biology and/or zoology (with one year of lab)
- One year of inorganic chemistry (with one year of lab)
- One year of organic chemistry (with one year of lab)
- One year of physics (with one year of lab)
- One biochemistry course
- One year of calculus
*Note that all prerequisites must be completed by June 15 of the planned matriculation year.
Additional course work in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and physiology is encouraged.
Applicants for the Biomedical Engineering Program are encouraged to have courses in quantitative science and engineering, such as signal processing, computer science and instrumentation.
All M.D.-Ph.D. Program applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada at the time of application. Foreign nationals, regardless of visa status, are not eligible for admission to the M.D.-Ph.D. Program.
Medical College Admission Test
Applicants must complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), administered by American Colleges Testing Program and Services, prior to admission. Only MCAT scores reported within three years of the matriculation year are considered in admissions decisions.