Welcome to the Penn State Hershey M.D./Ph.D. Program

Penn State College of Medicine MD/PhD Program provides the opportunity for students interested in careers in academic medicine and research to obtain the necessary training in clinical and basic sciences in a seven to eight year period. The joint-degree program provides the student with knowledge of the breadth of clinical science plus the ability to design experiments and conduct biomedical research, with modern technology.

The program provides depth in fundamental disciplines and prepares trainees for basic or clinical research. 

  • AMCAS deadline is November 15
  • Applications must be completed by January 15
  • All Letters of Recommendation Must Be Submitted Directly to AMCAS.   

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Requirements for Admission

Interviews will be 2 days in length.  Applicants will arrive on Sunday afternoon, will be given a tour of Hershey, then dinner with students.  Monday will be interviews with faculty, lunch including an oral research talk from an MD/PhD student and a tour of the campus.  Our goal is to have our applicants gain a better understanding of our program, campus and the Hershey area during their visit.