NYMC > Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBMS) > GSBMS Academics > Degrees & Programs > Accelerated Interdisciplinary BMS > FAQ


Please select a question to reveal the answer.

  1. Yes, MCAT scores are a required component of your application. We accept test scores achieved within the last 3 years.

  2. No

  3. No. AMP admissions are done through Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, which is a completely separate entity from NYMC’s School of Medicine admissions office. It is not possible for this information to be transferred between offices. You must resubmit all of your application materials to the Graduate School.

  4. The minimum criteria for consideration is an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.1, including a 3.1 GPA in science and math courses, and a minimum total MCAT score ≥ the 70th percentile.

  5. Yes. When completing the recommendation section of the application, include the names of the two recommenders that we will receive letters from, but exclude their email addresses. Have Interfolio mail the hard copy to the address below or email the letters to gsbms_apply@nymc.edu.

    Office of Admission
    New York Medical College
    Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences
    Basic Sciences Building - Room A41
    Valhalla, NY 10595

    Pre-Health packets or committee letters that were previously used for medical school admissions can be used to support your AMP application.

  6. The most up-to-date tuition information can be found on our website.

  7. No.

  8. Yes.

  9. Yes. You will be working with your advisory team to determine the most appropriate time to apply. Approximately 60% of our students apply during their AMP year, while the rest choose to take a gap year after the program has ended. We inform medical schools of students' enrollment in the program in the fall, and follow-up with a recommendation letter that includes block one grades. Block two grades will also be supplied if requested.

  10. Yes. We encourage students to explore this option as well.

  11. No. Participation does not guarantee admission to NYMC’s School of Medicine nor to any other medical school.

  12. 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.

  13. Students matriculating into NYMC’s School of Medicine directly following the completion of the didactic portion of the AMP may or may not be required to re-take a number of the first year classes, depending on their academic achievements in the AMP program.

  14. More than 85% of our students have been admitted to medical schools across the country.

  15. Students with this Master’s degree may apply to other professional programs, a PhD degree program, or pursue a career in the health care industry.

  16. Many of our students use this gap year to work while studying for the MCAT exam. Students re-taking the MCAT after completing the didactic portion of the AMP have performed significantly better, allowing them to leverage these scores to gain them entrance to medical school. Alternatively, students may choose to pursue other professional programs.

  17. No. Pre-dental students follow a separate curriculum than medical students.

  18. An advisory team is assigned to each student and works with you from the moment you are accepted into the program. Advising takes on many forms, including personal statement critiques, interviewing tips, letter writing, as well as academic support and career planning.

    • 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
    • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
    • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Ponce School of Medicine
    • 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
    • Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    • 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
    • Tulane University School of Medicine
    • UMass Chan Medical School
    • 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 Louisville School of Medicine
    • University of Miami Miller School of 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