Applying through the AMCAS application:

  • Complete your AMCAS Application by November 1.  For the 2021 application cycle, choose the MD/PhD program type as a program designation option in AMCAS.
  • Complete the MD/PhD essays in the AMCAS application.
  • Select MD/PhD on the Alpert Medical School Secondary Application. Alpert Medical School Secondary Application Deadline: December 1.
  • Complete the MD/PhD essay question on the Alpert Medical School Secondary Application.
  • Applicants for the institutionally funded MD/PhD Program may choose from the graduate programs within the Division of Biology and Medicine. (Candidates considering PhD work in other disciplines must apply as Regular MD only. Those who wish to combine the MD degree with a PhD in a field not offered within the Division of Biology and Medicine can apply to the graduate program of their choice, but do not receive funding through the medical school.)
  • Interview invitations are sent between September and January. Interview days for MD/PhD candidates take place in December, January and February.
  • Decisions for the MD/PhD Program are made after all interviews and will be announced by mid-March.
  • Questions about applying? Email [email protected]

Applying from Brown University’s Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME)

  • Complete the AMCAS Application by November 15.  Once it is complete, the Alpert Medical School Admissions Office will send a copy of the application to the MD/PhD Office.
  • Request a letter of recommendation from the PLME Office at least two weeks in advance of November 15. A transcript for any coursework taken at Brown University will be included with your PLME Letter, and sent to the MD/PhD Office on your behalf.
  • Request a letter of recommendation from a research mentor be sent to the MD/PhD Office at [email protected] by November 15.
  • To complete your application, submit the following to [email protected] by November 15:
    • Official transcripts from any institutions where you have undertaken academic coursework outside of Brown University that does not appear on your Brown University transcript or AMCAS Application.
    • Complete these two MD/PhD essay questions:
      • Describe your background, research experience, and your interest in pursuing a combined MD/PhD program; include your long-term career goals in wanting to become a physician-scientist.
      • Explain your reasons for wanting to complete the MD/PhD program at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
  • Once materials are reviewed, interviews will be granted for selected students.
  • Decisions will be announced by April 16.

Applying as a current Warren Alpert Medical School student

  • Request a letter of recommendation from a research mentor be sent to the MD/PhD Office at [email protected] by November 15.
  • Request the Alpert Medical School Admissions Office send a copy of your AMCAS Application from the year you applied to the MD/PhD Office by November 15.
  • To complete your application, submit the following to [email protected] by November 15:
    • Official transcripts from any institutions where you have undertaken academic coursework outside of Brown University that does not appear on your Brown University transcript or AMCAS Application.
    • Complete these two MD/PhD essay questions:
      • Describe your background, research experience, and your interest in pursuing a combined MD/PhD program; include your long-term career goals in wanting to become a physician-scientist.
      • Explain your reasons for wanting to complete the MD/PhD program at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
  • Once materials are reviewed, interviews will be granted for selected students.
  • Decisions will be announced by April 16.