Medicine (DO & MD)

Admission Trends, Summer & Bridge Year Options for Pre-Health Students

Jessica Bowers – February 28th, 2017

What GPA does my student need to achieve in order to get into _____ school?

It is often difficult to get your hands on this information because most of the time, the answer is, “It depends.”  So the pre-health advisors at UVA have gathered this information to give you and your students the best information possible to make decisions for their future.  The data in the chart below should be considered with the following in mind:


The Doctorate of Medicine and of Philosophy (MD–PhD) is a dual doctoral degree for physician–scientists. MD-PhD candidates pursue this education to gain in-depth training in modern biomedical research and clinical medicine. The PhD may be awarded in a variety of disciplines within the biomedical sciences, as well as social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, and public health to name a few. This dual career offers opportunities to work directly with patients, but also to impact large groups of people by advancing medical knowledge and developing new treatments.

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Information Session: Uploaded on 7/7/15

Kyra Greene – July 28th, 2015

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine Information Session
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 10 am to 2 pm
Alumni Atrium
395 Lenox Road
Brooklyn, NY 11203

For College Juniors, Seniors & College Graduates interested in Medical School.
Includes: Curriculum overview, Admissions information, Meet current students, & Tour the campus

#ASKMDPHD Twitter Chat Tomorrow: Uploaded on 7/13/15

Kyra Greene – July 28th, 2015

Due to positive feedback from applicants and pre-health advisors after last month's Twitter Chat, the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program (Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering) will be answering MD-PhD related questions via Twitter #ASKMDPHD on July 14th and August 18th - All Day.

Questions will be answered by: 
Dr. Olaf Andersen, Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program Director
Ruth Gotian, Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program Administrative Director

Don't forget to mark your questions with the #ASKMDPHD hashtag!

SEMSS Conference 2015 - Call for Abstracts: Uploaded on 7/14/15

Kyra Greene – July 28th, 2015

Southeastern Medical Science Symposium Conference 2015 
Date: September 19th & 20th
Location: Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN 

SEMSS is an annual meeting of MD/PhD students, MD students and undergraduates from the southeast designed to foster discussion about physician scientist career paths and research. Register here.

Bridge Year Opportunity: Urology Clinic Full-Time Internship: Uploaded on 7/22/15

Kyra Greene – July 28th, 2015

Busy and pleasant Urology clinic in Reston, VA (Northern Virginia Area) is seeking a dependable, on-time, and cordial college graduate to join their team. This is a paid, full-time internship of 1-2 year(s) duration, perfect for an individual seeking more experience in the medical health sciences with hopes of going to a medical, nursing, physician's assistant, or allied-health sciences school. This would be an excellent opportunity for those taking a bridge year or two prior to attending professional school. 

Student Success Story: Caroline Vines UVa '13, '14

Kyra Greene – June 23rd, 2015

Caroline Vines UVa '13, '14 

1. When did you graduate from UVa and what did you study?  
I graduated with a B.A. in Human Biology in May of 2013, and graduated with my Master’s in Public Health in May of 2014. 

2. What did you do during your bridge year(s) before matriculation to medical school? 
I decided to pursue my Master’s in Public Health as part of the 5-year MPH program, and for the past year I’ve been completing a Global Health Fellowship at St. Joseph’s Clinic in Thomassique, Haiti.