​Transfer Policy

 

MD Track Transfers
The MSTP accepts transfer applications from individuals currently enrolled in WUSOM. While most transfer applicants are in the preclinical phase of training, a more senior student may be granted permission to apply.  Individuals considering the MSTP must meet with the MSTP Executive Director to discuss their interest in combined degree training and request an application.  Applications are due October 15. Completed applications will be reviewed by the MSTP committee, and selected individuals will be invited to interview with the program. Successful applicants will receive stipend and tuition support for the duration of PhD and MD studies.  An average of 2 MD track transfers are admitted each year, with a range of 0 to 6.
 
MA-MD Track Transfers
The MA-MD program is a 12-month sponsored research project for individuals interested in basic or translational research.  Individuals considering the MSTP must meet with the MSTP Executive Director to discuss their interest in combined degree training and request an application.  Applications are due October 15. Completed applications will be reviewed by the MSTP committee, and selected individuals will be invited to interview with the program. Successful applicants will receive stipend and tuition support for the duration of PhD and MD studies.  An average of 1 MA-MD track transfers are admitted annually, with a range of 0 to 3.
 
PhD Track Transfers
The MSTP accepts transfer applications from individuals in the final year of their PhD work at Washington University.  Individuals considering the MSTP must meet with the MSTP Executive Director to discuss their interest in combined degree training and request an application.  Candidates must take the MCAT and submit AMCAS and WUSOM secondary applications.  All materials are due October 15. Completed applications will be reviewed by the MSTP committee, and selected individuals will be invited to interview with the program.  Acceptances are issued after consultation with the WUSOM Committee on Admissions.  Successful applicants will join the program after completing the Ph.D. as 1st-year medical students.  The MSTP will provide stipend and tuition support for the duration of MD studies. Transfers from the PhD track are infrequent, numbering only 4 since 1994.
 
Transfers from Other Institutions
The MSTP will only consider transfers of MD-PhD students at other institutions who are facing a significant personal hardship (such as the job transfer of a spouse or a severe chronic illness of a spouse or parent that requires an individual to move to St. Louis) or those whose thesis mentor is transferring to Washington University. Individuals meeting either of these criteria must contact the MSTP Executive Director to discuss their situation and request an application.  Applications are due October 15, though the program may waive the deadline under certain circumstances.  Completed applications will be reviewed by the MSTP committee, and selected individuals will be invited to interview with the program.  Acceptances are issued after consultation with the WUSOM Committee on Admissions. Individuals accepted into the program will be required to complete at least 21 months of clinical training at WUSOM. Both the MD and PhD degrees will be awarded by Washington University. Stipend and tuition remission will be provided at the discretion of the MSTP committee.  Transfers from other institutions are infrequent, numbering only 4 since 1994.