What is the step-by-step application process for the MMS program?


Apply to the Graduate School
  • Complete the OSU Graduate School online application form.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum standards of the graduate program:
  • MD or DO degree is required; must be pursuing an approved clinical residency or clinical fellowship
    • An earned cumulative grade-point average (GPA) equivalent to at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (or B) in all previous undergraduate and graduate course work
    • English proficiency for international applicants and those who have held the status of U.S. permanent resident for less than one year
    • Applicants, whose native language is not English, must submit a recent, official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score. Minimum English proficiency requirements are as follows
      • At least 550 on the paper-based (79 on the internet-based) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) OR
      • At least 82 on the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) OR
      • At least a 7.0 on the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) exam
    • Applicants must submit official transcripts for every university level school attended. Include English translation of any foreign documents. Mailing addresses for transcripts are on the Transcript Request Form.
  • Three letters of recommendation written on recommenders’ original letterhead stationery, accompanied by completed Ohio State Reference Forms
    • One letter from the residency/fellowship program director
    • One letter from the trainee’s advisor/research mentor
    • One letter from a faculty member
  • A statement of intent. This should be one page and highlight why the resident/fellow wants to pursue the degree, research interests, long-term plans, etc.
  • Official transcripts for every university level school attended. Include English translation of any foreign documents.
What if I have questions about the application process?

Prior to applying, contact Bianca.Mcarrell@osumc.edu.

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