Assessment of the application by participating graduate programs
- Graduate program representatives of the MD/PhD Program Committee review only applications to the combined program that have been selected and invited for an interview by the MD Program Admission’s Committee at the University of Ottawa.
- A committee formed by members of the graduate programs reviews applicant files from the MD Admission Committee. The files are reviewed for overall scientific potential, documented research accomplishments by the applicants and students’ general admissibility to participating graduate programs. Candidates are ranked by the committee.
- The MD/PhD Program applicants are interviewed along with other MD applicants. A representative of the MD/PhD Committee will participate in all interviews of applicants to the combined program.
- Upon admission, the Directors of the graduate programs assess the background of dual degree students regarding the PhD Program of their choice versus its specific academic requirements.