The Complete MD/PhD Applicant Guide

How to Become a Double Doctor

Authors: Sussman, Jonathan, Setayesh, Jordan, Venapally, Amitej

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  • Explains the MD/PhD application process from the perspective of recent applicants who share their anecdotal experiences
  • Contains a collection of example essays
  • Delineates the important differences between an MD and MD/PhD application
  • Provides helpful suggestions and resources for every step of the application process
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About this Textbook

This book is a student reference guide book for the MD/PhD application process. It begins with an overview of the structure of a typical MD/PhD program as well as student outcomes and career choices of MD/PhD graduates. Next is an outline of the academic and extracurricular prerequisites as well as the basic components of the application itself. The authors then address the factors that MD/PhD students should consider when selecting schools to which to apply. Continuing to the main application, examples are provided of all the different essay types that MD/PhD applicants will encounter along with comments on how to address the deliberately vague and abstract prompts while tailoring the responses to the combined-degree program. Most uniquely, included is a very detailed explanation of the many types of interviews that applicants will encounter and how to prepare for them by integrating extensive personal experience and first-hand discussions with MD/PhD program leaders. Lastly, there will be a discussion on how to cope with the year-long timeline that constitutes this application process and provide guidance regarding properly responding to acceptances and waitlist offers.
Written by a team of authors each experienced with the MD/PhD application, this book aids the prospective applicant with navigating this challenging process.

About the authors

Jonathan Sussman graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2019 with dual degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Music Performance. He has conducted Systems Cancer Biology research at USC as an undergraduate researcher and Molecular Biology research at The Scripps Research Institute as a research assistant and is now pursuing an MD/PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology with an emphasis in Cancer Biology.

Jordan Setayesh graduated from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) in 2018 with a degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He conducted developmental biology research as an undergraduate researcher at Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine from 2016-2020. He is now pursuing an MD/PhD degree at the University of Michigan Medical School and Rackham Graduate School.

 Amitej Venapally graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2020 with dual degrees in Biochemistry and Computer Science. He has conducted RNA biology and origin of life research at Georgia Tech as an undergraduate researcher. He is now pursuing an MD/PhD degree at the Emory University School of Medicine.

 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • What Is an MD/PhD?

    Pages 1-6

    Sussman, Jonathan (et al.)

  • What Do MD/PhDs Do and Who Should Become One?

    Pages 7-16

    Sussman, Jonathan (et al.)

  • Prerequisite Requirements

    Pages 17-29

    Sussman, Jonathan (et al.)

  • The MD/PhD Application Basics and Timeline

    Pages 31-44

    Sussman, Jonathan (et al.)

  • Researching Schools: Where to Apply

    Pages 45-53

    Sussman, Jonathan (et al.)

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-55624-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Complete MD/PhD Applicant Guide
Book Subtitle
How to Become a Double Doctor
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55625-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55625-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-55624-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 189
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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