Admission to the M.D./Ph.D. dual degree program is a co-application but separate process requiring applicants to simultaneously submit applications for 1) FAU’s Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine M.D. program through AMCAS and a College of Medicine-specific secondary application and 2) FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Integrative Biology—Biomedical Science (IBBS) or Integrative Biology—Neuroscience (IBNS) Ph.D. program through GradCAS.
M.D. Program Admissions Process and Requirements:
The application process and requirements for the M.D. program are located here on the FAU College of Medicine Admissions website.
Ph.D. Program Admissions Process and Requirements:
The application process and requirements for the Ph.D. program are located here on FAU Integrative Biology Admissions website. For M.D. / Ph.D. applicants, there are special deadlines and requirements, including designation of the Biomedical Science (IBBS) or Neuroscience track (IBNS); a statement of research interest for specific MPFI faculty for their Ph.D. research; a current CV, and a letter of motivation describing the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the M.D. / Ph.D. program, previous research experience, overarching research interests for their doctoral training and long-term academic and career goals. Applicants are encouraged to contact MPFI faculty with whom they are interested in conducting Ph.D. research during the M.D. / Ph.D. application process to determine fit with prospective research mentors. Applicants must indicate their interest in being considered for the M.D. / Ph.D. program by checking the required box on the College of Medicine M.D. application. Interviews at both FAU’s College of Medicine Boca Raton campus and MPFI at FAU’s Jupiter campus are integral components of the selection process. An independent admissions decision for the M.D. portion of the program will be made by the Admissions Committee of the FAU College of Medicine using the criteria and processes described on their website. An independent admissions decision for the Ph.D. portion of the program will be made by the FAU-MPFI M.D. / Ph.D. Admissions Subcommittee. Applicants accepted by the admissions committees of both programs will be admitted to the M.D. / Ph.D. dual degree program.