Instructions: Applying to the Harvard/MIT Combined MD-PhD Program


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Basic & Translational
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Submit AMCAS Application – Designate Harvard Medical School “MD-PhD Program.”

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Follow the instructions set forth by AMCAS at www.aamc.org/

On AMCAS application, complete MD-PhD essay questions that appear once you click “MD-PhD Program.”  AMCAS applications for Harvard Medical School must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of October 15, 2016.

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AMCAS essay questions are standard for all MD-PhD Programs and must be completed.

Prepare secondary application sent to you by Harvard Medical School by October 24, 2016.

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All applicants must submit the secondary application and supporting documents by October 24 deadline.

On the secondary application, select appropriate categories for curriculum choices at Harvard Medical School: Pathways and/or HST AND MD-PhD Program.

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Students may apply to Pathways only, HST only, OR to both programs.

On the Harvard Medical School secondary application you will be asked to complete a few short questions that are pertinent to MD-PhD applicants only.

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These questions concern the graduate programs of interest to you; your research interests and the names of your research supervisors who will submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Some applicants in the social sciences must complete a separate application to the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

 

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The following social science PhD programs do not need to submit this application: Economics, Health Policy, History of Science, Population Health Sciences and Religion.  Please contact Amy Cohen (amy@hms.harvard.edu) with questions.

MD-PhD applicants are expected to have letters of recommendation from research mentors. 

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All letters of recommendation should be sent directly to AMCAS

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Social sciences applicants who need to submit a separate GSAS application will need to submit a separate set of recommendation letters to the graduate school of choice. 

Applicants are invited for interviews to take place in November-January for both MD and MD-PhD Programs.

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Committee decisions are reached in late February and offers of admissions are conveyed in early March.

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Updated: September 27, 2016