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The MD-PhD Training Program at the University of Florida has been teaching clinician-scientists continuously for over 30 years through intramural funding. Our program trains clinician-scientists for a career in academic medicine with the full expectation that our MD-PhD students will become future leaders at academic medical centers worldwide. Each year, over 30 applicants strive for a spot in our medical program and the MD-PhD Training Program. Students in this combined degree program are truly exceptional. Applications are encouraged from women and under-represented minority students.


  • Candidates for the program must satisfy admission requirements for the College of Medicine and the Graduate School.
  • Candidates must receive approval for admittance into the MD-PhD Training Program from the Medical Student Admissions Committee for general admissions and the Advisory Committee of the MD-PhD Training Program.
  • Of the applicants selected for interviews each year, 20-25 express interest in the combined degree programs and are evaluated independently by both committees.
  • Candidates must demonstrate academic superiority, a strong humanitarian commitment, and significant prior research experience. Successful applicants are expected to achieve outstanding scores on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
    • Important: The MCAT 2014 Exam will be changing in March 2015.  January 23, 2015 is the last exam date to take the MCAT 2014 Exam.  For details on the MCAT 2015 Exam click here. MCAT scores are valid for three years of the exam date.
  • Prior research experience is documented by one or more years of independent research that may have led to scientific publications or presentations or to an undergraduate degree with special honors.
  • The GRE is no longer required; it has been waived for the MD-PhD Training Program.


Questions regarding the University of Florida MD-PhD Training Program may be directed to:

Skip Harris
Program Coordinator for MD-PhD Training Program
Phone:  352.273.8926