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It is the policy of New York Medical College to seek to admit a diverse class, with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, cultural and economic background and life experience. The College believes that a diverse student body provides a valuable educational experience that prepares the medical student for the real world of medical practice in a multicultural society. Diversity in medicine has been shown to improve access to health care for underserved populations. Strongly motivated students from educationally deprived and historically underrepresented backgrounds are actively sought and encouraged to apply. A candidate will not be denied admission on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
The Admissions Committee -- composed of members of the faculty, clinicians, and community stakeholders -- has the difficult task of selecting an entering class from thousands of applicants. There are many more applicants who meet the qualifications for the study of medicine than can be admitted to an incoming class. Each applicant is subject to an individualized, balanced holistic review – weighing personal characteristics in equal measure with academic metrics and foundational experiences.
The committee strives to select those candidates who demonstrate proficiency in foundational competencies the School of Medicine believes are essential for success in medical school and professional practice. These include but are not limited to pre-medical knowledge, aptitude for patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, self-directed learning and improvement, professionalism, and knowledge of the healthcare system and current healthcare issues.
The applicant must also demonstrate evidence of those personal attributes expected of a physician: professionalism, altruism, compassion, empathy, honesty, integrity, cultural competency, and a commitment to provide care for people who are disadvantaged and underserved.
In addition, a candidate should have a college education that includes premedical science courses essential for medical school as well as a broad exposure to the humanities and social sciences. Academic competence to succeed in medical school is assessed by the applicant’s college record, including GPA and MCAT scores.
As a future medical student, an applicant must also demonstrate excellent observation and communication skills as well as the motor function and conceptual, integrative and quantitative skills required for the study of medicine. As a future physician, an applicant must have the physical capacity and emotional maturity to complete medical school and practice medicine independently.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report ("Clery Act")
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV educational institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and information about the College's current campus security policies. Prospective students and employees are entitled to request and receive a copy of the New York Medical College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which is available by clicking here.
Paper copies of the College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report are available at the New York Medical College Security Office located in room 223 in the Basic Sciences Building, 15 Dana Rd. Valhalla NY 10595 or by calling the Director of Campus Security at 914 594-4577.
Updated: June 8, 2015