Apply to Joint Biomedical Sciences Program
Students interested in the joint M.D./Ph.D. program should first obtain admission to the School of Medicine & Health Sciences M.D. program, through the normal application and selection process.
Once admitted, the student is eligible to apply for admission to the Ph.D. program, but must do so not later than the end of the first year of Medical School.
Final admission requirements for the M.D./Ph.D. program include:
- Satisfactory performance in the first two years of the medical education curriculum with passing scores on all required assessment tools.
- Successful completion of the USMLE Step 1 examination.
- All other UND School of Graduate Studies admission requirements listed in the UND Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.
- A Statement of Goals must be included with the application materials. This statement will describe the student's academic achievements, research experience and accomplishments, career goals, and objectives for applying to the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program.
If admission to a Ph.D. program is granted, the student must apply to the School of Medicine & Health Sciences Medical Student Academic Performance Committee for a "modification of original program" which will allow the student to pursue the M.D. degree and Ph.D. degree concurrently. The student also must request the Office of Student Affairs to certify to the School of Graduate Studies their satisfactory completion of the first two years of the M.D. program.