Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to complete the TMDSAS Application and the AMCAS Application if I am applying to the MD-PhD program only.
  • Yes, the TMDSAS must be completed in order to receive full consideration. This is in addition to the AMCAS application and the CASPer.
  • Is a secondary application required?
    The UTMB MD-PhD Program does not require a secondary application. However, applicants are asked to complete a personal statement as well as a statement regarding the specific interest in the MD/PhD program. We also ask that applicants answers questions regarding programs of interest and publications.
  • Is a separate application required for applicants interested in the MD program?
  • Yes. All applicants interested in the MD-PhD program must apply via the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). All applicants interested in the MD-only program must apply online with the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS). Please visit the UMTB John Sealy School of Medicine admissions website for further information. Applicants interested in applying for both MD-PhD and MD-only programs must submit both AMCAS and TMDSAS applications. 
  • Are applications from international students considered?
  • Only applicants who are permanent US residents or American citizens will be considered for interview and admission.
  • What is the AMCAS application deadline?
  • November 1st, 2023
  • Do MD-PhD students receive financial support?
  • MD-PhD students receive an annual salary of $35,360 contingent upon the student's satisfactory progress. Students accepted into the MD-PhD Program receive full support for both medical school and graduate school tuition and also receive health insurance.