Application Package

In order to apply to the MD/PhD program, the MD/PhD Committee requires, as a minimum, the following items:

  1. Student's curriculum vitae, highlighting any research experience
  2. Student's up-to-date transcripts
  3. Student's letter of purpose (e.g. career goals) and general plan (e.g. department he/she will be working, subject area and why it interests him/her, etc) for their PhD (1-2 pages)
  4. Timeline of expected completion of both MD and PhD, by year
  5. Letter(s) of reference from former research supervisor(s)
  6. Detailed scientific research proposal for the PhD program (2-4 pages)
  7. Proposed supervisor's letter of recommendation
  8. Proposed supervisor's curriculum vitae, including their supervisory record
  9. Proposed supervisor's grant support
  10. Proposed members of PhD supervisory committee

If you have not already chosen a supervisor or PhD program, please make an appointment to see Dr. Alan Underhill (, Chair, MD/PhD Committee.

Please submit your application package to:

Jen Freund
Office of Research
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
2-13 HMRC
University of Alberta
8440 – 112 Street
Edmonton AB, T6G 2R7
Tel: 780-492-9721