SLU M.D./Ph.D. Student Resources
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 Nov. 30.
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 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. We will review every application we receive, regardless of standardized test scores and GPA.
The M.D./Ph.D. Admissions Committee invites selected applicants for interviews in January. Applicants must make a brief presentation of their research experience(s) to the members of the Program Admissions Committee. These informal presentations may last up to 25 minutes, including time for questions by the faculty. Applicants also meet privately with current trainees and at least three potential Ph.D. mentors of their choice.
Yes. The second visit provides you with a more in-depth perspective of the potential research opportunities; allows you to meet with mentors to decide on your summer rotation; find housing; and 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.