Instructions for Completion of the VMD/PhD Program Application
Thank you for you interest in the VMD/PhD Program. Please read the following instructions carefully.
Please note that a separate application to the School of Veterinary Medicine must be submitted.
If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact:
Yong No VMD/PhD Coordinator
Fill in all fields unless indicated as optional.
Send the downloadable recommendation form (PDF) to three people who can comment, from close contact with you, on your ability to perform research and your potential to make a contribution to the medical sciences. This form may be completed and emailed as an attachment, along with a letter, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure all letters are received by the Program by November 1.
If you wish to send letters by mail, please address to:
Dr. Michael Atchison
Director, VMD/PhD Program
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
- Letters sent to the School of Veterinary Medicine through VMCAS do not reach the VMD/PhD Admissions Committee.
- Letters must be sent separately to the VMD/PhD Program.
- While you may use the same referees and/or letters for both, letters from persons who are familiar with your research interests, experience and abilities are most strongly weighted in the VMD/PhD admissions process.
You do not need to send transcripts or GRE scores with your application to the VMD/PhD Program. The Program will obtain these documents from the Vet School Admissions Office.
You will receive an email confirmation of your application submission with 3 business days. If no confirmation is received, please contact:
The deadline for applications is November 1.
The University of Pennsylvania admits students of any race, color, sex, sexual or affectional preference, age, religion, national or ethnic origin or physical handicap, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual or affectional preference, age, religion or ethnic origin or physical handicap. The University's policy applies to faculty and other employees, applicants for faculty position and other employment, students and applicants to education programs and activities.
List in chronological order all colleges and universities attended, including professional schools.
Name and Location of Institution;
Dates of Attendance;
Degree or Diploma;
Please list the names of persons from whom you have requested recommendations.