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Accelerated Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences M.S. Program

The highly competitive Accelerated Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences M.S. Program (AMP) 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. Students who have successfully completed the didactic portion of the program enjoy an impressive medical school acceptance rate of greater than 85 percent. Our students also benefit from a conditional acceptance to NYMC's School of Medicine (see Linkage Agreement below).

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

Undergraduate pre-medical course requirements taken prior to enrollment in the Accelerated iBMS program:

  • English 2 semesters (or equivalent or successful completion of the English requirement(s) at your undergraduate institution)
  • General Biology with lab, 2 semesters (or equivalent)
  • Physics 2 semesters with lab (or equivalent)
  • General Chemistry with lab, 2 semesters (or equivalent)
  • Organic Chemistry with lab, 1 semester only (or equivalent)
  • Biochemistry 1 semester with or without lab (or equivalent) 

The Accelerated Interdisciplinary BMS program accepts applications directly through the Postbac Centralized Application Service (PostbacCAS) or the TouroOne Connect Online Application System. Applications are reviewed once they are complete and/or verified.

Contact Us

Program Director:
Brian B. Ratliff, Ph.D.
Basic Sciences Building - Room C24
(914) 594-4999

Linkage Agreement with NYMC School of Medicine

By agreement between the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the NYMC School of Medicine (SOM), students in the Accelerated iBMS Master's Program (AMP) or applicants who have completed this program, and who seek admission to the NYMC SOM will be conditionally admitted if they meet certain academic performance benchmarks. Learn more information about the Criteria for Conditional Admittance here.

Guaranteed Interview Agreements

We have recently negotiated a number of guaranteed interview agreements with several colleges and universities.

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 iBMS program. 

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"I can't thank the AMP leadership and faculty enough. Despite the internal and external sources of doubt about my ability to succeed, I always felt supported, and that my academic and personal success was the program's top priority. Plus, it "worked" and I'm beginning studies at my dream medical school from childhood, NYMC. I've truly found a community and home here, beginning with my incredible experience in the AMP.”

Hunter Nash, M.S. '21
New York Medical College
M.D. Candidate | Class of 2025


Read about another AMP alumna: Jessica Rakonza, M.S. '18, M.D. '18.