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M.D./Ph.D. Program Eligibility

Clinical research provides a critical link in applying basic research to patient care. Specialized training in biomedical research and in clinical medicine prepares the student for this highly rewarding career. The M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has been developed to respond to the need for biomedical scientist-clinicians trained in multiple medical and scientific arenas. M.D./Ph.D. scientists differ from basic scientists in that their in-depth clinical training, combined with extensive biomedical research gives them a unique perspective with which to view medical problems.

The M.D./Ph.D. program is offered to a limited number of qualified students who have an exceptional potential for research. Any student applying to the Medical College may apply for this program. In addition, Freshman or Sophomore medical students may apply. Enrollees are required to pass Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination at the conclusion of the Sophomore year in order to begin full-time study in the Graduate School. The Graduate School requires a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a four-point scale to be eligible for financial support during the graduate component of the program. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores will not be required for acceptance by the Graduate School. MCAT scores will be submitted for evaluation purposes.

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