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Visit the Office of Graduate Education for info on our many doctoral programs and the graduate education application process at the School of Medicine.

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Priority will be given to applications submitted on or before December 1. Applications are considered on a rolling basis as soon as the application is complete. Therefore, we encourage early submissions before December 1. We will continue to accept applications until January 15th.

Your application consists of the following parts:

  1. The completed online application.
  2. Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework sent to the BSTP office at the address below. The transcript must be in a sealed envelope from your university. Unofficial transcripts are permitted at the on-line application site to permit expedited review, but official transcripts are required for final admission.
  3. Official scores of the GRE exam. Please have your scores sent to Case Western Reserve University (Institution Code 1105).
  4. Official score from the TOEFL exam if you are applying from Puerto Rico or a foreign country. Please have your scores sent to Case Western Reserve University (Institution Code 1105).
  5. Three letters of recommendation. The online application will request recommenders' contact info for electronic submission.
  6. Application fee (US $50). When you submit an online application, you may pay by check or credit card.

    We will waive the application fee for students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences.


Preferred Program of Interest

Most BSTP students select from over 200 potential mentors and explore several different PhD programs during the summer and fall semester of the first year. They select a research mentor and PhD program in December of their first year. Other applicants prefer to join a specific PhD program from the outset. Those applicants are encouraged to select a single Preferred Program of Interest (PPI) in the BSTP online application. If you join the BSTP using the PPI option, your research mentor rotations will be limited to those mentors affiliated with that particular program and your other curricular experiences are expected to occur only within that particular program.


Many of your questions regarding BSTP can be answered by reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you need more information, please use our contact form, send email to bstp@case.edu, or phone us at 216-368-3347.
GRE and TOEFL scores: Institution Code 1105

Submit additional materials to:

Biomedical Sciences Training Program
School of Medicine, TG-1
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-4934, USA