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Application Instructions

  1. Successful application to the School of Medicine through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).
    • Identify as MD/PhD applicant.
    • Complete specific essays required for MD/PhD applicants.
    • AMCAS application deadline is November 1
  2. Applications are prescreened by School of Medicine Admissions Committee Members (MD & MD/PhD). Applicants meeting screening requirements will receive a secondary application.
    • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a green card and with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and an MCAT total of 25.
  3. As part of the secondary application
    • please identify your area of research interest.
    • you have the option to update or change your personal statement that you wrote for the AMCAS application. See 4 below.
    • you may use the same letters of recommendation as in the AMCAS application. It is recommended, however, that you have one or two letters from professors that evaluate your potential as a physician scientist.
    • Additional Evaluation Letters (Please use the following: Evaluation Form) should be mailed to:

      Andrew R. Flinn, MA
      Assistant Director of HSC Graduate Education
      Office of Research and Graduate Education
      West Virginia University School of Medicine
      P.O. Box 9024
      Morgantown, WV 26506-9024
  4. Invitations for interviews will be sent to the qualified applicants.
    • Applicants are screened on the basis of exceptional qualifications to medical school, on the quality of the letters of references, and on your personal statement that should include past or continuous research experiences, the reasons for applying to WVU, and a clear career vision as a physician scientist.
    • On average, those applicants who are invited for interviews have a GPA of 3.7 or better and MCAT total of 30 or better.
    • We recommend that you apply early as our fully paid, 2.5 day visit/interviews are conducted from October through January.
    • Visits include a tour of Morgantown and WVU, dinner and social with faculty and resident students, tour of facilities at the Health Sciences Center, meetings with prospective student-selected faculty, and interviews with the members of both the MD and MD/PhD Admissions Committees. Evidence of passion for research and patient care are qualities expected of successful interviewees.

Please note: The medical school does not enroll international students for the MD or the MD/PhD Medical Scientist Program.

Contact Information:

Lisa M. Salati, Ph.D.
Administrative Coordinator, M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Program
PO Box 9024
Morgantown, WV 26506
(304 293-7759

Andrew R. Flinn, MA
Assistant Director for Graduate Education
PO Box 9024
Morgantown, WV 26506
(304 293-7116