Students interested in pursuing dual degrees should indicate this on their AMCAS application. A separate MD/PhD admissions subcommittee, consisting of members of the medical school and BMS graduate admission committees, will review the applications and decide which applicants to invite for interviews. The MD/PhD admission subcommittee will utilize criteria below in its decision making process.
- As a state-assisted medical school, Marshall gives primary preference to West Virginia residents. However, well-qualified nonresidents from states adjoining West Virginia, nonresidents who have strong ties to West Virginia or students who are introduced to our school through our out-of-state recruitment pipeline and outreach programs are eligible for consideration. Regardless of their state of residency, applicants are considered only if they are U.S. citizens or have permanent resident visas.
- Preference will be given to those with a proven research track record as demonstrated by authorship in peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.
- Preference will be given to those with higher BCPM GPA (below 3.4 will not be considered).
- Consideration will be given to those graduating from undergraduate institutions with proven research excellence as reflected by NIH funding for research.
- Consideration will be given to those with productive hands-on research experience outside of class work as reflected by publications, fellowships or grants for said research experience.
- MCAT score of 500 or better is preferred. However, students who meet ALL of the above criteria with MCAT scores below 500 will be considered on a case by case basis.
- All students for admission must have had successful interviews as judged by the admissions committee.
If selected for admission to the MD/PhD program, candidates will be recommended to the SOM admission committee for final approval. Students who already hold a PhD or ScD are ineligible to apply to the MD/PhD program.