Students seeking admission will undergo the standard admission procedures for both the MD and JD programs. This will involve separate applications to the College of Law and the College of Medicine and Life Sciences. However, the application forms for each program will include a section that the applicant may endorse to indicate that he or she intends to enroll in the joint degree program. The applicant must meet all standard requirements for the JD and MD programs. For the College of Medicine and Life Sciences the basic application procedures include 1) application to the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), 2) application to the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, 3) completion of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) within the preceding three years, and 4) three letters of recommendation from current or former professors, supervisors or other individuals who are familiar with the applicant and can evaluate his or her potential for successfully completing the M.D. program. In addition, applicants who pass the first stage of the admissions process are invited for an on-site interview with selected faculty members and students. The basic application procedures for the College of Law J.D. program include 1) application to the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), 2) application to the UT College of Law, 3) completion of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) within the preceding three years, and 4) at least two letters of recommendation from former or current professors, supervisors, or other individuals who are familiar with the applicant and can evaluate his or her potential to complete a J.D. program. The student may use some or all of the same letter-writers for application to the College of Law as he or she used to the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, assuming they can attest to the student’s ability to complete a J.D. as well as a M.D. program.
After a student has been admitted to both programs, the student will be asked to formally declare his or her intention to complete the joint degree program and will be expected to follow the course of study described below.
If a student is admitted to one but not both programs, the student may choose to enter the program he or she has been admitted to and complete the normal course of study for that program. In selected cases students who have been admitted to one but not both programs may be allowed to re-apply to the program they were not admitted to during their first two years of study.
Based on the experience of other universities we expect an enrollment of one to three students per year. However, enrollment will be capped at five students initially.