Application for admission is through the MD-PhD Combined-Degrees Admissions Committee and acceptance carries simultaneous admission to Graduate Studies and to the School of Medicine. The Program seeks highly motivated students with outstanding academic credentials and strong research interest, potential, and demonstrated experience. There are no Kansas residency requirements for admission to the MD/PhD program and students with exceptional potential as physician scientists are recruited from around the country.
(Deadline October 15, all application items due November 10)
Selected applicants will be invited for interviews in Kansas City. The interviews are usually held mid January. During the interview, applicants meet with members of the MD/PhD Admissions Committee, MD/PhD and Graduate Program Directors, students currently in the program, and research faculty. Please start looking over the research faculty and create a list of people you would like to meet with.
The Program will cover your basic travel expenses for interviews; details will be provided at the time of the invitation to interview. A student invited to interview but with exceptional circumstances and unable to participate on those dates may be considered for admission by the Admissions Committee on an individual case basis. An optional second visit to campus can be arranged if desired.
Please email a wallet-size digital photo at your earliest convenience, or mail it to the Administrative Manager if you are unable to send it electronically.
Accepted students must provide an official transcript indicating receipt of a Baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited institution by the time of matriculation into the program (and if applicable, transcripts for any post-baccalaureate studies/degrees).
M.D.-Ph.D. Physician Scientist Program
University of Kansas Medical Center
1123 Delp - Mail Stop 3062
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, Kansas 66160-7700
Dr. Timothy Fields, MD-PhD Program Director
Dr. Brenda Rongish, MD-PhD Program Associate Director
Ms. Janice Fletcher, CAP; MD-PhD Administrative Manager