How important is research experience for MD and MD/PhD programs?

While pursuing an MD is a great career path, many students are also interested in pursuing a dual MD/PhD degree.  The key factor that sets MD/PhD applicants apart from MD-only applicants is their research experience. Although research experience is an important factor for a successful MD candidate, there is a clear difference in evaluation between MD and MD/PhD applicants. Screeners use specific scoring criteria to evaluate research experience for MD/PhD applicants, so understanding these criteria is crucial for preparing research experience that meets the standards for MD/PhD programs. By clearly understanding the evaluation process, students can better prepare their research experience and maximize their chances of success in pursuing their desired degree.

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