Admission to the Tufts MSTP program is highly competitive. Five students are typically accepted each year from a pool of more than 200 applicants. Applicants are assessed based on research experience, GPA, MCAT scores and performance at a personal interview. GRE scores are not required. Application is coordinated with Tufts University School of Medicine and the American Medical College Application System (AMCAS). Prospective students must apply through the AMCAS.
Information on AMCAS and the application process
MD/PhD applicants follow this timeline
All MD/PhD applications are reviewed by the program director, Dr Schwob, and members of the Admissions Committee. These individuals assess qualifications, invite applicants for interviews and interact with a larger Admissions Committee to identify applicants who are offered positions in the program. Applicants selected for interview are contacted by program staff via e-mail to make arrangements for their visit.
Additional information about the interview process
Applicants admitted to the MD/PhD program are also admitted to both the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and Tufts University School of Medicine without separate application or interview. Applications that are not selected for consideration for the MD/PhD program may still be considered by Tufts University School of Medicine for admission to the MD program.
Second Portal Admissions
Students already enrolled in the MD program at Tufts University School of Medicine can also apply to the MD/PhD program through the Second Portal Program. Students with a strong research background, demonstrated research accomplishments and strong performance in the first two years of medical school are encouraged to consider this option. Students accepted through the Second Portal begin their MD/PhD studies with the PhD portion of their work.
Information on Second Portal Admissions