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.

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 on Oct 11-12, 2018, Nov 15-16, 2018, Dec 13-14, 2018, and Jan 10-11, 2019.  You will be contacted if selected to interview.

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 in October, November, December, and 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 students each year, and initial acceptance letters are typically mailed by March. Additional offer letters are made as space is available.