Application Process

When applying to medical school using the online American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application, there will be a place where applicants should specify that they are applying for the combined degree MD-PhD program. This will ensure their application is forwarded to the MD-PhD Scholars Program office. There will be no additional application fee when adding the MD-PhD program designation to the AMCAS application.

In their AMCAS application, applicants will be asked to write two additional essays, describing motivations for pursuing MD-PhD training and their most significant research experience. In addition to the letters required with the medical school application, students are expected to submit two letters from individuals qualified to evaluate the applicant’s research potential.

After the application is received, the applicant will be sent information on how to complete the secondary application materials that are specific for UNMC. Top candidates will be invited to interview at our campus, which includes the opportunity to tour our facilities and meet with current scholars.