When applying to the M.D./Ph.D. program, the process may be initiated by choosing the appropriate box on the AMCAS application for Saint Louis University School of Medicine and indicating interest in the M.D./Ph.D. Program.
The deadline for the AMCAS submission is December 15, 2021.
Currently, we do not interview international students for funded positions. However, we will consider any qualifying international student wishing to join our program as an unfunded trainee.
Although MCAT scores and GPA are determinants in the decision process to interview, the Admissions Committee places the greater emphasis on research experience and commitment as well as on the qualities important to becoming a caring and committed physician. Letters of recommendation, particularly from research mentors, play a crucial role in the decision process. Every application we receive will be reviewed, regardless of standardized test scores and GPA.
The actual interview process is one full day on the Saint Louis University campus, including an interview with the Associate Dean for Medical School Admissions. Thereafter, four interviews are scheduled with members of the Saint Louis University research faculty, every attempt to schedule at least one interview with a faculty member that you request. Each interviewee will be asked to make a research presentation “Chalk Talk” style with an audience of 5-7 program admissions committee members. Prior to the interview date, the applicant is invited to SLU on Saturday for dinner to meet current M.D./Ph.D. students as well as asking any questions regarding the M.D./Ph.D. Program/Saint Louis University. On Sunday, the applicant will be met for brunch with the Program Director, followed by an afternoon of sightseeing/activities and dinner with current M.D./Ph.D. students.
Yes. The goal of the second visit is provide you a more in-depth perspective of the potential research opportunities meet with mentors to decide your summer rotation, find housing and provide the opportunity to understand student campus life and life in St. Louis.
Our M.D./Ph.D. program adheres to the AAMC Traffic Rules regarding admissions policies. Every student offered admission to our program is given at least two weeks or until May 1st of the application year to make a final decision.