The MD/PhD Admissions Committee strives to identify and accept applicants who demonstrate a commitment to research and will help meet the health care needs of a widely dispersed and highly diverse population.

Fall 2024 Application Deadlines

  • AMCAS Application Opens - May 30, 2023
  • Application Deadline - November 1, 2023
  • Document Deadline - December 1, 2023


Applicants do not need to be Georgia residents, but must either be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident. 

MCG Prerequisites

Applicants must complete each of the following:

  • Biology
    • One academic year of General Biology or Zoology with lab (2 semesters).
    • If a student places out of general biology using AP credit and chooses to use the AP credit and not take a general biology course in college, must substitute one academic year of advanced Biology courses.  Students must complete the laboratory requirement in college.
  • Chemistry
    • One academic year of Chemistry, Of the year, one semester must be Organic Chemistry and one semester must be Biochemistry. 
    • AP credit may NOT be used to place out of this requirement.
  • Physics
    • One academic year of Physics with 2 semesters of lab.
    • AP credit may be used to place out of this requirement.
  • English
    • One academic year of English, English-based Composition, Writing, Literature, or Communication are acceptable; Humanities courses may be used to meet one semester of this requirement.
    • AP credit may be used to place out of this requirement.
  • Statistics
    • One semester of Statistics (may be Biostatistics, Probability or equivalent)
    • AP credit may be used to place out of this requirement. 

For more information about Prerequisites, please see MCG Admissions.


Applicants must follow the Medical College of Georgia application process, which includes the following:

  • Submit an AMCAS application and indicate “Combined MD-PhD” as the program choice. Applicants should demonstrate academic coursework rigor and breadth and have longitudinal clinical/healthcare and research experiences that show a commitment to an academic / biomedical research career. MD/PhD applicants must fulfill the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) admission requirements, as well as demonstrate a strong intellectual curiosity and passion for research.
  • Submitted letters of reference should also include those from research mentors.
  • CASPer Exam Scores
  • MCAT Scores
  • Submit MCG Admissions Secondary Application. Applicants will be notified by MCG's Admissions Office to complete a secondary application after the AMCAS application is received. 

Note: Current medical students are encouraged to apply for the MD/PhD program after completion of years one, two or three. Visit our Flex Entry webpage for more information.

Interview Process

MD-PhD Program applicants invited for interview will be notified via email by the MD/PhD Program Office. MD-PhD Program applicants not being considered for the MD-PhD program will still be considered by the MD Admissions Committee as traditional applicants to the MD Program only.

Contact Us

MD/PhD Program

David Stepp, PhD
Program Director

Aleesha Waller, MEd
Program Coordinator


1120 15th Street, CB 3211
Augusta, GA 30912