Admission Requirements & Life at MIT

Admission Requirements

Applications must be submitted via the Veterinary Internship & Matching Program (VIRMP). See  for the application requirements and deadlines. Note that many laboratory animal medicine programs, including MIT’s, typically have an earlier application deadline than the standard deadline listed for the VIMRP. Consult the individual program description for exact dates each year.

Other requirements include a veterinary degree from an AVMA-accredited institution or ECFVG certificate and a license to practice veterinary medicine in at least one state of the United States.

Applicants are selected on the basis of their demonstrated interest in comparative medicine and research, academic record, research and clinical experience, letters of recommendation and personal interview.

Postdoctoral fellows may have the option of pursuing an advanced degree through MIT's Department of Biological Engineering, through MIT’s interdepartmental Microbiology Graduate PhD Program, or through the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, contingent on success of a direct and separate application to the graduate program during the trainee’s first or second year. Applicants who would like to discuss their application or have inquiries prior to applying can reach out to:

Dr. Robin Kramer
Director of the MIT ACLAM Training Program


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