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Accelerated Interdisciplinary Basic Medical Sciences


Program Director:
Brian B. Ratliff, Ph.D.

Basic Sciences Building - Room C24
(914) 594-4999

The highly competitive Accelerated Interdisciplinary Basic Medical Sciences Program is an accelerated post-baccalaureate pre-medical program in which students take select 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 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 after they have completed the pre-med requirements. 

As the AMP 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 85 percent.

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 
  • Clinical/research experience
  • Zoom interview

The Accelerated Interdisciplinary BMS Program accepts applications directly through the PostBac Centralized Application Service (PostBacCAS). Applications are reviewed once they are complete and/or verified.

Guaranteed Interview Agreements

We have recently negotiated a number of guaranteed interview agreements with several colleges and universities. The details can be found on our website

Kaplan Test Prep

We have partnered with Kaplan Test Prep to 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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