Can you clarify? Do you want to know which schools process MD and MD/PhD concurrently, or just have separate admissions decisions? For example, Cornell can process you for MD-only after you are rejected from MD/PhD, but that typically means you are later in the cycle and at a disadvantage.
Wow that's really good to know! Thank you.All of the Texas schools (BCM, UT Houston, UT Medical Branch, UT San Antonio, UT Southwestern, TAMU, Texas Tech) have AMCAS for MD/PhD admissions, while all of them except BCM have TMDSAS for MD-only admissions. For MD/PhD admissions, state of residency doesn't matter. For MD-only, Texas residents must be 90% of class, BCM has ~75%.
By having sufficient clinical experiences and compelling motivations for going into medicine. Although I've met people at interviews who applied MD/PhD with 0 clinical exposure, I don't remember if they were screened separately for MD-only and MD/PhD.My understanding is MD PhD and MD-only consider totally different things. While MD PhD weighs heavily on research, MD-only views research overrated. If schools have separate processes, how can an applicant pass both MD-only and MD PhD committees?
Not sure if our program would be considered a "top program", but our MD and MD-PhD committees review applications concurrently but separately. If the MD-PhD rejects or waitlists an applicant, the MD committee can bring them in for an MD-only interview. For applicants that the MD-PhD wants to accept, the MD-PhD committee makes a recommendation to the MD admissions committee, which has the final say in all acceptances. The MD committee concurs with our acceptance recommendation 98% of the time. Applicants that the MD-PhD rejects after interview often receive an MD-only admissions offer from our school.@CaliforniaAsian Clinical experiences and motivations are just part of the game. A lot of MD-only programs look at students' leadership, uniqueness...etc MD PhD applicants spent most of their time in the labs hence everyone would have similar "experience" and very little "uniqueness". That is why I am puzzled how could someone pass both committees at top programs with separate processes.