Applicants to the combined M.D./Ph.D. program must submit applications to the Medical School through the American College Application Service (AMCAS) and the student is required to take the MCAT. If you are interested in being considered for the M.D./Ph.D. program, you should check the appropriate box on the University of Louisville Medical School application when you apply. Checking this box will not influence admission to medical school and interested medical school students are encouraged to explore this option.
The Medical School AMCAS application deadline is October 15.
After initial screening of applications, selected candidates who have indicated an interest in the MD/PhD program will be invited to visit the medical school and interview with both the MD/PhD Committee and School of Medicine Admissions Committee. Exceptional candidates will be contacted to arrange a full day of interviews with members of the M.D./Ph.D. Advisory Committee. The MD/PhD interviews will be set up for the day prior to the Medical School Interview. Dates for MD/PhD interviews have been scheduled to be held on Monday, September 17, 2012; Wednesday, October 25, 2012; Wednesday, November 28, 2012; and Monday, January 14, 2013. The candidate will meet with the School of Medicine Admissions Committee on the following day.
Research experience is an important aspect of the MD/PhD interviews, and you should be prepared to discuss why you would like to be a physician/scientist, along with your interests and goals. Upon completion of the interviews, your application and interview evaluations will be reviewed by the M.D./Ph.D. Advisory Committee. Follow-up and feedback information will be made available to M.D./Ph.D. applicants as soon as possible after the interview. Final candidate selection should be made by March of the matriculation year. If you are not offered a position in the M.D./Ph.D. program, you must contact the School of Medicine to let them know if you want to be considered for the Regular M.D. program only.
It is also possible for students currently enrolled in medical school to be admitted to the M.D./Ph.D. Program. Interested students should contact the Associate Director of the M.D./Ph.D. Program.
The Combined M.D./Ph.D. Program Application Checklist
1. University of Louisville, Medical School Admissions
Abell Administration Center
Louisville, KY 40202-3866, (502) 852-5193
2. American Medical College Application Service
Association of American Medical
Section for Student Services
2501 M Street, NW Lobby-26
Washington, DC 20037-1300
Medical College Admissions Test Scores: To be considered for fall admission you should take the MCAT no later than fall prior to the year for which you wish to gain admission. MCAT scores more than two years old are not acceptable. Information regarding the MCAT can be obtained from:
The American College Testing Program
P.O. Box 414, Iowa City, IA 52243