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Applying to Medical School as an International Applicant

Applying to Medical School as an International Applicant

Instructions for international applicants who want to apply to New York Medical College (NYMC) using the AMCAS® application

All courses taken in satisfaction of the requirements for admission must be taken at or accepted as transfer credits by an accredited college in the United States or Canada and must be acceptable to that institution toward a baccalaureate degree in arts or sciences.

All applicants must be a US citizen, hold an unconditional permanent resident card, have DACA status or Canadian citizenship to be considered by NYMC. All other international students are ineligible to apply.

Federal law mandates that only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to receive financial aid. (Permanent residents must provide a copy of their unconditional Green Card upon request when applying for financial aid.) College policy requires applicants who are non-US citizens or permanent residents to either

  • deposit an amount equal to four years tuition and fees (approximately $239,000 US dollars) into a bank escrow account in advance of their matriculation to NYMC; or
  • deposit an amount equal to two years tuition and fees into a bank escrow account in advance of their matriculation to NYMC and provide a signed personal guarantee from a creditworthy, U.S. citizen for additional tuition prepayments before the start of the second and third years of the program. (all deposits are due by July 1st)

General Academic Requirements International Students

All undergraduate coursework leading to a baccalaureate degree is completed at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.  The premed requirements are:

General Biology, 2 semesters or equivalent, with labs 
General Chemistry, 2 semesters or equivalent, with labs 
Organic Chemistry, 1st semester or equivalent with lab
Biochemistry, 1 semester or equivalent, (with or without lab)
Physics, 2 semesters or equivalent, with labs 
English, 2 semesters or equivalent (or successful completion of the English requirements of your undergraduate institution)