M.D./Ph.D. Admission Requirements
Congratulations on taking the first steps towards pursuing a career as a physician-scientist. We at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-Princeton University MD/PhD program are excited for your application!
Interview invites usually go out between August and January. Generally, there are four to five interview days monthly from September to January.
During the interviews, you will have the opportunity to meet with current students and the program leadership in a relaxed setting. Additionally, you will be formally interviewed by three faculty members, current MD-PhD students and alumni of the program. These faculty interviews last approximately 45 minutes each. Interviewing faculty are selected from the MD/PhD admissions committee and experienced faculty with knowledge of the applicant’s research. We will try to ensure at least one faculty interviewer is within your research field.
Due to public health concerns, interviews for the 2021-2022 season will be held remotely via Zoom. Below is a sample interview schedule, but are flexible due to differences in time zones:
2:00–3:00 pm: Coffee Hour. Meet with the other applicants and current MD/PhD students at all stages of their education. This is your chance to ask questions about the program.
3:30-4:15 pm: Meet and Greet with Dr. James Millonig, director of the MD/PhD program. Dr. Millonig will formally welcome you to the interview day and provide additional information about our program.
9:00-9:45am: Faculty Interview #1
10:00-10:45am: Faculty Interview #2
11:00-11:45am: Faculty Interview #3.
12:00pm: Interview day wrap-up with Dr. James Millonig.
Accepted students will have the opportunity to re-visit our program and engage with potential faculty mentors at our Second Look. Due to public health concerns, the second look for the 2021-2022 season may be held via Zoom; a final determination will be made in early winter.