Admissions Process

Important Dates for Admission in 2015

AMCAS Available June 1, 2014
AMCAS Deadline October 15, 2014
MD-PhD Application Deadline October 22, 2014
Admission Interview Dates Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 9, 2014, & Jan 13, 2015
Admission Decisions Made Early-March 2015
Revisit for Accepted Applicants April 15-18, 2015
Accepted Applicants Submit Final Matriculation Decisions April 30, 2015

 

Admission to the MD-PhD Program is contingent upon admission to the Harvard Medical School (HMS) New Pathway and/or Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program. Applicants in the basic and translational sciences do not need to complete a separate application to graduate school at this time. Application to the graduate program is usually made during the second year following matriculation in medical school.

Applicants in the social sciences, however, must complete a separate application to the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Only those applicants in the social sciences who are admitted to both MD and PhD programs separately will be considered for offers of funding.

There are two application cycles during the academic year for students applying to the MD-PhD Program. The first cycle is for new HMS applicants applying to medical school for the New Pathway and/or the HST Program. The second cycle is for medical students currently enrolled. Evaluation of applicants is based upon careful review of all materials. Please note that letters of recommendations from research supervisor(s) are an important component in the evaluation process.  Applicants selected for interviews will be invited for interviews to be coordinated by the staff members of the HMS admissions and MD-PhD Program offices.  

Updated: June 18, 2014