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MSTP Application Process

Step #1: Complete the AMCAS application. Be sure to mark the MD-PhD dual-degree check box on the AMCAS application website and complete the three essays, 1) your Personal Comments, 2) MD/PhD Essay and 3) Scientific Research Experience. Submit your transcripts and MCAT scores to the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). The latest date for submission of the AMCAS application is October 15. The deadline for submitting transcripts to AMCAS is November 1.

Step #2: Following completion of your AMCAS application the Einstein Admissions Office will send you an email with instructions to complete the online Einstein MD/MSTP Secondary. Complete the Secondary application.

Step #3: MSTP applicants must submit two confidential letters of reference from past research mentors. These must be submitted through the AMCAS Letter Writer system.

Step #4 - Optional: MSTP applicants potentially interested in performing their PhD thesis research in clinical investigation should indicate their interest in a brief email to the MSTP Director, The application and admissions process will be identical for all MSTP applicants. Further information on clinical research opportunities in the PhD in Clinical Investigation track is available on their website.

All application materials must be received by the admissions office by December 1. Early submission is strongly recommended because we have a rolling admissions process.

The Einstein MSTP welcomes applications from individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply but must be able to meet the technical standards established by the Licensing Committee on Medical Education.

If you have any questions, please contact the MSTP office at (718) 430-2129 or e-mail Maria Cuesta, MSTP Admissions Program Coordinator, at .

If you have questions regarding the Einstein MD/MSTP Secondary Application or application to the medical school alone you may contact Ms. Noreen Kerrigan, Assistant Dean for Admissions, at .

Application Review - Interview Process; Completed applications are reviewed by the MSTP Steering Committee as they are received. As such, it is essential that the Einstein MD/MSTP Secondary Application and letters of recommendation be submitted without delay. Those applicants whose training and performance qualify them for further consideration are invited to visit Einstein for an interview. The interview day begins with breakfast followed by a meeting with the program director. The rest of the day consists of two formal interviews with members of the Steering Committee and a series of informal meetings with faculty of the applicant’s choice. Applicants have lunch with current MSTP students during the interview day. Hotel accommodations are provided for the night before the interview. The evening before the interviews, applicants are invited to an informal dinner with current MSTP students and to a social held after dinner at a current student’s apartment.

The MSTP Steering Committee meets periodically throughout the year to discuss the applicants who have been interviewed. Acceptances are offered on a rolling basis starting in December through mid-May. Nevertheless, some applicants may still be notified of acceptance in early June. Those applicants who are accepted by mid-March are invited to attend the revisit to get a second look at Einstein. Waitlisted applicants are reconsidered at each Steering Committee meeting. We enroll approximately 12 – 14 first-year students each year.

If you have any questions, please contact the MSTP office at (718) 430-2129 or e-mail Maria Cuesta, MSTP Program Coordinator, at .

Equal Opportunity/Non-Discrimination: All College decisions with regard to faculty, staff and students are based on equitable and equally applied standards of excellence. Diversity enhancement procedures have been established, both as a legal obligation under applicable law and as a visible and formal expression of institutional policy. This policy is designed to insure that recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and all other personnel actions take place and all programs involving students, both academic and non-academic, are administered without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran or disabled veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status as those terms are used in the law. Reasonable accommodations will be made for applicants with disabilities but they must be able to meet the Technical Standards established by the Licensing Committee on Medical Education.


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