The Indiana University School of Medicine MD-PhD combined degree program (Medical Scientist Training Program--MSTP) offers fellowship and full-tuition scholarships to students during all phases of their medical/graduate training. Typically 6-8 students are admitted into the program each year. Our admissions process is highly selective. A faculty Admissions Committee selects students based upon commitment to a physician-scientist career, undergraduate research experience, undergraduate academic record and MCAT scores.
The application process is initiated by choosing the appropriate box on the AMCAS application, indicating interest in the MD-PhD Program. Basic requirements for admission to the IU School of Medicine may be found under "Admission Information" at the School of Medicine Website (http://admissions.medicine.iu.edu). After application review, the MSTP Admissions Committee will extend invitations for interviews to qualified candidates. Combined degree candidates will be asked to submit at least two letters from faculty advisors describing the candidate's potential as a researcher. Specific application and admission to the MSTP requires admission to both Indiana University School of Medicine and an Indiana University or Purdue University Graduate School program. GRE scores are not required, and applicants should not submit a Graduate School application unless requested to do so. Students currently enrolled in medical school are eligible to apply and will be competitively considered for a position in the MSTP with that year's applicants.
The MSTP considers all applicants equally, regardless of in-state or out-of-state residency status, race, ethnicity, and gender, and encourages applications from qualified individuals with disabilities.
Currently, there are 53 students in the Indiana University School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program. Our students are among the top applicants to both Medical and Graduate Schools and represent both private and public undergraduate schools from throughout Indiana and the United States. These men and women are dedicated in the lab and classroom, yet still manage to be involved in extracurricular and service activities such as Medical Student Council, volunteering, clinical service, and Combined Degree events.