The M.D.-Ph.D. Program at Harvard Medical School.
Applicant Requirements. Applicants are expected to earn a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university that is located in and accredited in the U.S. or Canada. Applicants who have not graduated from an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution, but who completed a minimum of two (2) years in such an institution, including all of the prerequisites, may be considered to be eligible.
What is a PhD? A PhD is a globally recognized postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities and higher education institutions to a candidate who has submitted a thesis or dissertation, based on extensive and original research in their chosen field. The specificities of PhD degrees vary depending on where you are and what subject you’re.
For students studying an undergraduate program at a Canadian university, the academic requirements are: Bachelor's degree. You must have completed at least three years of study (equivalent of 15 credits) towards a Canadian university bachelor's degree in any discipline by the end of April in the year you plan to start the MD Program.
MD-PhD Retreat. The MD-PhD Retreat is an annual event held the weekend before medical school orientation (usually the first weekend in August). We “force” you to go the beach for a whole weekend, eat great food, get to know your classmates, and do a bit of MD-PhD business along the way. This is an event for MD-PhD Program students and staff.
The PhD thesis is usually defended during the fifth or sixth year, while the MD is awarded upon graduation from the program. Current Students For students currently enrolled in the MSTP and are interested in learning about the PhD requirements in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, please see the PhD in Genetics page for additional information.
A: In recent years accepted MD-PhD students have had an average GPA of 3.897 (standard deviation of 0.106) and an average MCAT score in the 96th percentile (standard deviation of 4.41). The range of GPA for accepted students has been 3.43-4.00 and the range of MCAT percentiles has been 81-100. We recommend an MCAT score in the 90th percentile or higher.
Medicine and Surgery MPhil, PhD, MD. MPhil - full time: minimum 12 months, part time: minimum 24 months PhD - full time: minimum 36 months, part time: minimum 72 months MD - full time: normally 24 months, part time: normally 48 months. Apply now. The aim of our research into human health and disease is to apply our findings to improve patient care. We invite applications for MPhil, PhD and MD.