Brody School of Medicine

ECU Brody School of Medicine Bulletin

MD/MBA Program

Students whose academic performance places them in the top three quartiles of their class are eligible to apply to the MD/MBA program. Typically students fulfill the MBA classroom requirements between their second and third years of medical studies, but requests for other time frames may be submitted. Interested students should schedule an appointment with Dr. Susan Schmidt in the Office of Student Affairs to discuss their eligibility and program requirements. Requests for approval should be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs by April 15 of the year in which a student intends to enter the MD/MBA Program. The MD/MBA Admissions Committee will determine each student’s eligibility and notify them of their decision.

Students approved for application to the MD/MBA program are required to complete an online graduate school application by May 1. Information concerning the application process and deadlines is available at

The following information should guide the student's completion of the graduate school application:
  • Letters of recommendation are not required.
  • Official medical school and undergraduate transcripts are required.
  • An essay is not required.
  • The $70 application fee is required.
  • Provide the statement "medical student – GMAT not required" in the section requesting other information.
Program specifics and the recommended schedule of coursework for the MD/MBA program may be viewed at Please note that successful passage of the USMLE Step 1 is necessary for continued enrollment in the dual degree program.