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U.S. Medical Students

Transfer students are accepted into the third year only. Transfer openings are very limited and in some years, not available.

Unfortunately due to a lack of available spots, the School of Medicine is unable to accept transfer students into the 3rd year class beginning June 2017.

General Transfer Information

We accept transfers into the third year only. Please be aware that openings in our third-year class are very limited and in some years, not available. We do not know how many openings (if any) we will have until early June of the year of entry.

Accepted transfer students are expected to begin classes the last week of June. (No exceptions).


Transfer applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States.
  • Be currently enrolled and a student-in-good-standing, at an LCME-accredited medical school or a foreign medical school listed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Completion all pre-med prerequisites in an accredited college in the United Sates or Canada.
  • Meet all entrance requirements expected of applicants into the first-year class, including having taken the MCAT.
  • Take and pass USMLE Part I by June 15th of the year in which you plan to enter New York Medical College. We are unable to consider a transfer applicant without the USMLE Part I score. No exceptions. 


Transfer applicants are NOT eligible for consideration if any of the following situations apply:

  • Applicant is currently attending a graduate or other professional school such as dentistry, osteopathy or podiatry, not leading directly to an M.D. degree.
  • Applicant has had scholastic difficulty in, or withdrawn or been dismissed from, any medical school. 

Transfer Application Process

Transfer applicants do not apply through AMCAS. Send an e-mail to mdadmit@nymc.edu requesting a NYMC Transfer Application. Include the following information in this e-mail:

  • Applicant Full Name
  • Current Medical School
  • Current Mailing Address
  • Current Phone Number (cell phone preferred)
  • E-mail address (permanent) 

A NYMC Transfer Application will be forwarded via e-mail attachment.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials listed below is June 15th. You will be notified via email when your application is complete. (Incomplete applications will not be considered.)

  1. Completed NYMC Transfer Application
  2. Signed, passport-sized photo
  3. Official transcript from each college attended regardless of the courses pursued and including any summer study
  4. Official transcript from current medical school
  5. Official MCAT Score Report
  6. Official USMLE Step 1 Score Report or expected date of Score Report
  7. Letter from the Dean of current medical school specifically stating that transfer applicant is (a) currently enrolled and (b) a student in good standing
  8. Letters of Recommendation
    • Two letters of recommendation from faculty at your current medical school
    • If your undergraduate college or post-baccalaureate program had a Premedical Advisory Committee, a single letter of evaluation from the Committee will fulfill all undergraduate letters of evaluation requirements. A Committee letter does not require the names of individual letter writers.
    • If your undergraduate college or post-baccalaureate did not have a premedical committee a total of two (2) letters of evaluation from undergraduate faculty are required. The letters must be from science faculty (e.g.) biology, chemistry, physics, bio-medical engineering, bio-engineering, etc. who have either taught you in a class OR supervised you in research.
    • If you have completed a graduate program (in addition to medical school), one (1) letter of evaluation is required from your graduate faculty advisor.

Optional Letters of Evaluation

Letters of evaluation from employers and/or volunteer clinical or community service experiences where you have spent significant amounts of time are not required but accepted.

Employment and/or volunteer clinical or community service work references do not substitute for academic references. They are considered supplemental to the required letters of evaluation.


Interviews are required, and are by invitation only. Skype interviews are available if an applicant is unable to attend an in-person interview. Accepted applicants are notified by mid-June and are expected to begin classes at the end of June. (no exceptions)

Submission Instructions

Please submit all application materials by JUNE 15th via email to mdadmit@nymc.edu. There is a $110 transfer application fee payable by check or money order to NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE. This check should be sent to:

New York Medical College
School of Medicine Office of Admissions
Suite 147
40 Sunshine Cottage Rd.
Valhalla, New York 10595
Attn: Transfer Application

Please do not delay in submitting your application materials. Completed applications are reviewed as they are received.