Applicant Evaluation

Process for evaluating MSTP applicants

After an initial screening of completed applications, qualified candidates are invited to participate in an on-campus interview day (held between October and February). Applicants meet throughout the day individually with the Director, several members of the MSTP Steering Committee and faculty preceptors working in research areas of interest to the applicant. Applicants will also have the opportunity to meet with students currently enrolled in the Program.

Following the interview, the MSTP Steering Committee meets to discuss and evaluate the applicant. The Steering Committee will vote to either accept an applicant, reject an applicant, or place an applicant on our waitlist. Applicants are notified by E-mail once a decision has been made by the MSTP Steering Committee.

Accepted applicants are invited to a second look re-visit opportunity.

The University of Minnesota MSTP abides by the traffic rules for admissions developed by the American Association of Medical Colleges.

The initial review and screening of completed applications begins in mid-August and decisions regarding interviews and admissions are made on a rolling basis. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to complete their applications early.

University of Minnesota MSTP Interview Days for 2019-2020:

  • October 10 – 11
  • November 21 – 22
  • December 12 – 13
  • January 9 - 10
  • January 27 - 28
  • February 20 - 21

University of Minnesota MSTP Re-Visit weekend for 2019-2020:

  • April 5-7, 2020

National MD/PhD Interview/Revisit Day Calendar


B681 Mayo Building, MMC 293
420 Delaware St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-625-3680 | Fax: 612-626-5994