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Accelerated Master's Program (Interdisciplinary Basic Medical Sciences)

 

Program Director:
Brian Ratliff, Ph.D.

Basic Sciences Building - Room C24
brian_ratliff@nymc.edu
(914) 594-4999

Unique among the Graduate School’s various M.S. degree programs, the interdisciplinary Master of Science in Basic Medical Sciences is offered in a special one-year accelerated track. In this accelerated post-baccalaureate pre-medical program, students take selected pre-clinical medical school courses alongside our first-year School of Medicine students and are able to complete the degree requirements within one year. This enables them to apply to medical school earlier than in a traditional program and therefore launch their careers sooner. This is not a post-baccalaureate program in the traditional sense; it is considered an academic enhancer for students who wish to improve their credentials and preparedness for admission to medical school. 

As the accelerated track is highly rigorous, admission is very competitive and limited to only 15-25 students per year. This allows our faculty advisors to work closely with the students to ensure they meet the degree requirements and provide them with comprehensive guidance concerning their applications to medical school. Although there is no guarantee of acceptance to New York Medical College’s School of Medicine or any other medical school, students who have successfully completed the didactic portion of the program enjoy an impressive medical school acceptance rate of greater than 90 percent.

By agreement between the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and the NYMC School of Medicine (SOM), students currently enrolled in the Accelerated Master’s Program, or those who have completed the program, and who seek admission to the NYMC School of Medicine (SOM) will be guaranteed an interview if they meet certain academic performance benchmarks.

We also have an agreement with Kaplan Test Prep that will allow GSBMS students in good standing to register for one of Kaplan’s MCAT prep courses at a substantial discount from the regular retail price. Online courses are available throughout the year; our academic advisors help you decide if/when such a course would best fit into your schedule and planned application to medical school. If there is sufficient interest, an in-person course, with a live instructor, can also be arranged. We believe this is a real value-added element to consider on top of the already excellent curriculum and counseling you will receive in the Accelerated Master’s program. 


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Admissions Criteria

  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.1, including a 3.1 GPA in math and science courses
  • A minimum total MCAT score falling in the range of the 70th percentile 
  • Solid clinical/research experience
  • In-person or Skype interview

MEDICAL SCHOOL ACCEPTANCES

Albany Medical College
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Drexel University College of Medicine
East Tennessee  State University 
Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University 
Hofstra North Shore - LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University
Howard University College of Medicine
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Medical College of Wisconsin
Mercer University School of Medicine
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York Medical College
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine 
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ponce School of Medicine (Puerto Rico)
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Sackler School of Medicine
St Louis University School of Medicine
St. George's University School of Medicine
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
SUNY Upstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
The Commonwealth Medical College
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences 
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-New York
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine (Canada)
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio 
University of Toledo College of Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Western Michigan University School of Medicine
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine