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The MD-PhD Program Admissions Committee is composed of faculty and current students. The committee evaluates several criteria including (but not limited to) academic excellence, scientific background, research accomplishments, career motivation as a physician-scientist, leadership, and community service.

The MD Program Admissions Committee will also evaluate the candidate’s merit specifically for the MD portion of the program. Evaluators explore the applicant's motivation for seeking a medical degree, awareness and understanding of the medical profession, leadership, problem solving skills, understanding of medical ethics, and interpersonal skills.

Selected candidates will be invited to participate in an interview weekend. The interviews start on a Thursday and end on a Saturday. Candidates pre-select faculty they would like to meet with and interview with them on Thursday. On Friday, candidates interview with the MD Admissions Committee. There are a variety of social events (e.g., dinners, recreational activities) throughout the weekend, in addition to several multiple mini-interviews with members of the MD-PhD Admissions Committee and faculty.

Admissions Timeline

AMCAS Application Deadline October 1 — 11:59pm EST
Interview Weekend August 31, 2023
Interview Weekend September 28, 2023
Interview Weekend October 19, 2023
Interview Weekend November 30, 2023
Student Offer Letters Sent January 1–March 15, 2024
MSTP Second Look Day March 1, 2024
AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool - Plan to Enroll opens February 20, 2024
AMCAS Choose Your Medical School Tool - Commit to Enroll opens

April 30, 2024

Deadline to Accept

April 30, 2024

Visit the SFESOM Accepted Students page for more information regarding acceptance offer deadlines and required materials for matriculation.
Start Date June 1, 2024*

*If students have not yet graduated by June 1, they can start the program later in the summer.