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Medical Scientist Training Program

The MSTP - UT Houston provides students pursuing careers as physician-scientists the unique opportunity to earn dual MD/PhD degrees in a six to eight year integrated Program offered by McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Application Requirements and Process

Students applying to the MD/PhD Program must meet admission requirements for the McGovern Medical School and have research experience. A CASPer test is required in addition to the MCAT for this admissions cycle.

To apply only to the joint MD/PhD Program:

Applicants submit the (1) AMCAS application, (2) short secondary application, and (3) three letters of recommendation (two general letters and an additional research-specific letter of recommendation). All letters of recommendation are submitted through AMCAS.

To apply to both the MD-only and MD/PhD Program:

Applicants submit the (1) AMCAS application, (2) TMDSAS application, and (3) three letters of recommendation (two general letters and an additional research-specific letter of recommendation). All general letters of recommendation should be submitted through both AMCAS and TMDSAS, but the research-specific letter only has to be submitted through AMCAS.

Applications will not be reviewed until all components are received/processed.

Application Deadline

All applications and letters of reference must be submitted by November 1st.

Interviews will be held September 2021 through January 2022. You will be contacted if selected to interview. Interviews will be held in a virtual format for this application cycle. 

Interview Process

Applicants for the MD/PhD Program interview with both the MD program (coordinated by the Medical School Admissions Office) and the MD/PhD Program (coordinated by the MD/PhD Program). The MD/PhD Program interviews are scheduled September through January and efforts are made to coordinate the visits with the interviews scheduled for the Medical School. 

Acceptances

The UT-Houston MD/PhD Program accepts 5-7 students each year, and initial acceptance letters are typically mailed by March. Additional offers are made as space is available.