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Candidates for admission to the School of Medicine must have a broad educational background and possess the intelligence, integrity and personal and emotional characteristics necessary to become effective physicians. They must meet the School of Medicine’s requirements for admission and show evidence of the capacity to successfully complete the rigorous course of study in medical school.
The Admissions Committee, composed of members of the faculty, clinicians, and community stakeholders, has the difficult task of selecting the 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. Multiple factors are weighed in the admissions process. 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. In addition, a candidate must 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. The applicant must also demonstrate evidence of those personal characteristics expected of a physician: altruism, compassion, empathy, honesty, integrity, cultural competency, and a commitment to provide care for people who are disadvantaged and underserved. As a future medical student, an applicant must 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.
The application process is competitive and each applicant is subject to an individual, holistic review. 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. Strongly motivated students from educationally deprived and historically underrepresented backgrounds are actively sought and encouraged to apply. 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.
All policies regarding admissions, employment and educational programs and activities are established and administered in conformity with the Education Practices Act of New York as well as applicable state and federal civil rights laws, specifically including Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and regulations thereunder, prohibiting practices or policies in admissions, education programs or employment that are in any way discriminatory on the basis of gender or disability, respectively.
Updated: January 17, 2014