Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate Studies

MD / MS in Genomic Medicine

For questions about this specific program, contact Dori McLean at dmclean@miami.edu or 305-243-8779.


Applicants to the MS in Genomic Medicine program should be current MS1 students in the traditional MD curriculum at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Admission to the program is a competitive process and is based on the personal statement of interest, review of the previously submitted medical school application, and (in some cases) a personal interview. Competitive candidates will have a clearly articulated vision for how they will utilize genomic medicine training in their future careers, potentially supported by prior relevant research or clinical experience. 

Application Timeline

October 1stOnline application opens
November 1stFinal deadline to submit application
November 18-22ndSelect applicants are invited to interview
December 1stDeadline to commit to enroll for Spring Semester

Online Application

We accept applications through the centralized application service BiomedCAS. All applicants must apply online through BiomedCAS. Verified students enrolled in UM’s MD Program who apply by November 1st can request an application fee waiver code by contacting Dori McLean at dmclean@miami.edu.


Enter your academic history in your online application. Official documents are not required as we will obtain a copy of your AMCAS application from Medical Admissions.

MCAT Scores

Enter your MCAT scores in your online application. Official documents are not required as we will obtain a copy of your AMCAS application from Medical Admissions.

Statement of Purpose and Objectives

Your personal essay is intended to give you the opportunity to submit a narrative discussing your past education, experience, and current professional career objectives. Your statement of purpose should describe your:

  • Reasons for interest in the MS in Genomic Medicine program
  • Career goals including how you hope to incorporate genomic medicine into your clinical career
  • Prior clinical or research experience in genetics and how this has shaped your interest in the MSGM program

Resume / Curriculum Vitae

All applicants must submit a complete, up-to-date resume / CV that includes all employment, research experience, community service, education and academic or professional honors. Be sure to detail all experience related to genomic medicine including research experience, training, education or other related qualifications with bulleted summaries.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation are not required for MS in Genomic Medicine applicants. Therefore to bypass this application requirement on your online application, under supporting materials, click into “Recommendations”. For each of the three recommendation buttons fill out the form with fictitious information and the following email addresses : dori@miami.edu, dmclean@miami.edu and dmclean@med.miami.edu.


After the initial committee review of complete applications, select applicants will be invited for interviews in mid-November.