The Saint Louis University School of Medicine is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting body for medical education in the United States.
Students must meet the admission requirements and be admitted into both degree programs according to the processes of each of the participating academic units in order to pursue a dual degree program. Individuals may apply to the Ph.D. degree program concurrently with application to medical school or following admission to the School of Medicine; however, admission to the dual degree program is contingent upon admission to both the Ph.D. and the M.D. degree programs.
The biochemistry and molecular biology department also offers an M.D./Ph.D. program. Application is competitive, and a limited number of positions are available. The program offers financial support in the form of full tuition remission for both the M.D. and the Ph.D. Trainees typically complete the first two years of medical school before undertaking the Ph.D. portion. After completion of the Ph.D. dissertation, trainees return to complete the final years of medical school.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.