New York Medical College

Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

Interdisciplinary Basic Medical Sciences

 

There are two tracks in the Interdisciplinary BMS Program

  1. Accelerated Track
  1. Program Description
  2. Admissions Criteria
  3. Application Process

 

  1. Traditional Track
  1. Program Description
  2. Admissions Criteria
  3. Application Process

 

Accelerated Track Program Description

The Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences offers an accelerated track in its interdisciplinary basic medical sciences program. Students in this track take selected pre-clinical medical school courses and are able to complete the requirements for a Master of Science degree in Basic Medical Sciences within one year.

Students entering the accelerated program intend to apply to medical school.  Admission into the program is highly competitive, with openings for a maximum of only 25 students per year.  The relatively small number of students will allow the faculty to work closely with the students and provide them with guidance concerning their applications to medical school. Students entering the program should understand that this is a graduate program and there is no guarantee of acceptance into the medical school of New York Medical College or into any other medical school.  Nonetheless, students who do well in the program will be offered interviews at New York Medical College if the other elements of their applications are acceptable.

Admissions Criteria

The minimum criteria for acceptance into the Accelerated Master’s Track are an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00, including a GPA in science and math courses of 3.00, and an MCAT score of 27 with no section less than 7.  These are minimum criteria for consideration but do not, by themselves, guarantee acceptance into the Accelerated Masters Track in Basic Medical Sciences. Applicants with an appropriate academic background will be invited to interview – either in person or by telephone – for possible acceptance into the accelerated program.  The entire application and the interview will be considered in order to identify the strongest applicants.

Application Process

Complete the application for entrance into the Basic Medical Sciences Accelerated Program, including submission of all supporting documentation. Select “Master of Science – Accelerated BMS” as your program of choice.

For further information contact:

Dr. Libor Velíšek
Cell Biology & Anatomy
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595

 

Email: Libor_Velíšek@nymc.edu
Telephone: (914) 594-4945
FAX: (914) 594-4653

Traditional Track Program Description

This interdisciplinary program of study leads to the degree of Master of Science in Basic Medical Sciences.  The student is exposed to a broad range of fields and is expected to develop an integrated knowledge that cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries.  Students in this track take selected graduate-level courses and are able to complete the requirements for a Master of Science degree in Basic Medical Sciences within two years.

Students graduating from the program have gone on to medical school, doctoral programs in the basic medical sciences, careers in industry, and other health care professions.

Admissions Criteria 

Applicants must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the program, from an accredited U.S. college or University of from a recognized foreign institution.  In addition, applicants must submit scores for either the GRE General Test or the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).  Although there are no minimum criteria of consideration for acceptance into the Traditional Master’s Track, the entire application, including two letters of recommendations from professors or other professionals, will be considered in order to identify the strongest applicants.

Application Process

Complete the application for entrance into the Basic Medical Sciences Regular Program, including submission of all supporting documentation. Select “Master of Science – Traditional BMS” as your program of choice.

For further information contact:

Dr. Ken Lerea
Cell Biology & Anatomy
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595

 

Email:  ken_lerea@nymc.edu
Telephone: (914) 594-4097
FAX: (914) 594-4653

 

Page updated: May 1, 2014