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Supplemental Application

All applicants to the School of Medicine receive a supplemental application upon submission of their primary application to AMCAS. 

Once the initial processing of your AMCAS applicant information is complete and verified, you will receive an email from WebAdmit for AMCAS with a link to the “NYMC Activities Gateway” to begin the supplemental application. Please be sure your email account is set up to accept emails from donotreply@webadmit.org.

 

General Information

The NYMC supplemental application process includes the following steps:

  1. Submit required letters of evaluation and any additional information requested by the NYMC Office of Admissions
  2. Register and complete CASPer™ Assessment Tool.

  3. Pay non-refundable $135 application fee either by credit card, personal check, or money order. NYMC provides an application fee-waiver for applicants approved for the AAMC-sponsored Fee Assistance program (FAP).

Steps 1, 2 & 3 must be completed by midnight (EST) January 31, 2025

Additional information about the NYMC application process:

  • Apply and complete early. The earlier your application is complete, the earlier we can review your file.

  • Register and complete CASPerTM as early as possible. ( CASPer™ Assessment Tool)  ALL applicants (including re-applicants to NYMC) are required to complete a 2024-25 CASPerTM Please note – NYMC only requires completion of the CASPerTM  test from the Altus Suite as a part of the application process.  Register for available 2024-25 test dates at Acuity Insights.

  • You are strongly encouraged to take CASPerTM as early as possible. However, you are still eligible to move through our review process so long as you have registered to take the test or if your test score is pending.

  • Upon review of your application, you may be invited for an interview anytime during our interview season, which runs from mid-September through March. Applications are reviewed continually throughout the application cycle.

  • Please report any change in your name, mailing address or e-mail address directly to AMCAS. If you think there may be confusion about the name used on your letters of evaluation, you can alert us by sending us an email at mdadmit@nymc.edu, but any official name change must be reported through AMCAS.

Individuals currently enrolled in any medical school or have previously withdrawn or been dismissed from any medical school for any reason are ineligible to apply to the NYMC School of Medicine.

A few reminders about MCAT and pre-requisite coursework requirements:

  • NYMC will only accept MCAT scores from January 2022 to September 2024. No MCAT scores prior to January 2022 will be considered. In fairness to all applicants, there are no exceptions to these MCAT test date requirements.

  • All courses offered 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 the arts or sciences. (This includes advanced placement courses taken in high school.)

  • Please be sure you have successfully completed the following course requirements, or have them in progress:

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

We will accept online coursework and labs completed from Winter 2020 through Spring 2020.

We will accept Pass/Fail grades and online coursework and labs completed in Winter 2020 & Spring 2020. 

Supplemental Application Instructions

 

Step 1:  Letters of Evaluation

  • Required letters of evaluation must be received through the AMCAS Letter Service.  Optional letters may be sent through the AMCAS Letter Service, or via PDF attachment to the NYMC Office of Admissions email address (mdadmit@nymc.edu).  We do not accept hard-copy letters of evaluation sent through the US Postal Service.

  • All letters must be on official letterhead and signed by the letter writer. (Electronic signatures are accepted.)

  • Please request your AMCAS ID # be included on each of your letters.

  • Please be sure the same name used on your AMCAS application is used for letters submitted on your behalf.

  • Re-applicants must re-submit letters of evaluation.

  • If you graduated prior to 2022 (this does not include 2022) and are unable to obtain letters of evaluation from your undergraduate or graduate school, we will accept other academically oriented letters. However, keep in mind providing us with the requested letters will strengthen your application. 

Required Undergraduate School Letters of Evaluation

  • Pre-medical Advisory Committee Letter Requirement (If Applicable)
    • An undergraduate committee packet is preferred and will fulfill the undergraduate letters of evaluation requirement.
    • A committee letter does not require the names of individual letter writers, but it must be signed by at least one of its members.
  • Individual Letter Requirements (If Applicable)
    • If your college does not have a premedical committee, a total of three (3) letters of evaluation are required. The names of the individual letter writers must be listed on your AMCAS application.

    • Two (2) letters must be from science faculty who either taught you in a class or supervised independent research for which you received credit toward your science GPA. Acceptable science courses for purposes of letters of evaluation include: biology, chemistry, physics, bio-medical engineering, or bio-engineering. (Math, Health Science, Behavioral and Social Science, and Natural Science are not considered science courses for purposes of our letters of evaluation.)
  • The third required letter of evaluation must be an academically oriented letter. Acceptable letters include a non-science course letter of evaluation, a third science letter of evaluation, a letter from supervised independent research, a clinically related volunteer letter, an evaluation from work experience, etc.

  • One (1) of your three letters of evaluation must be from the department in which you majored as identified on your AMCAS application - whether science or non-science.
Required Graduate School Letters of Evaluation

If you have completed or are currently pursuing a graduate degree, in addition to the undergraduate letters outlined above the following graduate premedical advisory committee OR individual graduate letters of evaluation are required:

  • Premedical Advisory Committee Letter Requirements (If Applicable)

    • One (1) letter from your Premedical Advisory Committee from your graduate program will satisfy the letters of evaluations requirement.

    • A committee letter does not require the names of individual letter writers but must be signed by at least one of its members.
  • Individual Letter Requirements (If Applicable)
    • One (1) letter from a faculty member in your graduate department is required who has either taught you in a graduate class or supervised independent research for which you received graduate credit.
    • A letter from a graduate science faculty member can substitute for one (1) undergraduate science letter.
    • If you have just begun a graduate program in Summer/Fall 2023, one (1) letter of evaluation from faculty in your graduate department is required upon completion of your first semester. This requirement also applies if you are enrolled in non-degree granting graduate program.  This letter may be submitted via the AMCAS Letter Service
Optional Letters of Evaluation
  • Letters of evaluation are strongly recommended from employers, research mentors, and/or volunteer clinical or community service experiences where you have spent a significant amount of time.
  • 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.
  • ALL submitted optional letters of evaluation are placed in your file and reviewed by the committee.

Step 2:   Pay Application Fee -OR- Provide FAP Documentation for NYMC Fee Waiver

  • A $135 non-refundable application fee is required to process your application.

  • Payments may be made via credit card, AMCAS FAP-Fee Waiver, check or money order.

  • Payments made by credit card or AMCAS FAP-Fee Waiver are processed electronically and allow us to complete your application more quickly.

  • Checks or money orders should be made payable to New York Medical College and should include your AMCAS ID#.

Please send to:

New York Medical College
School of Medicine - Office of Admissions
Administration Building – Suite 147
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, NY 10595 

STEP 3:   Register and Complete CASPerTM

  • Register and complete CASPerTM as early as possible. Go to https://acuityinsights.app for registration and test date information.  You will register for Altus Suite for Medicine (UME) (CSP-10111 - U.S. Medicine)  Please note – NYMC only requires completion of the CASPerTM  test from the Altus Suite as a part of the application process.

  • ALL applicants (including re-applicants to NYMC) are required to complete a 2024-25 CASPerTM Multiple test dates are offered starting in May.

  • You are still eligible to move through our review process so long as you have registered to take CASPerTM – OR – your test score is pending.

What is CASPer™? (Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics)
CASPer™ is a computer-based situational judgment test designed to evaluate core personal characteristics considered essential for students to be successful in medical school and ultimately, as practicing physicians. Some of these include professionalism, ethical grounding, empathy, compassion, and cultural sensitivity.  CASPer™ can be taken anywhere you can access a computer with audio capabilities and a reliable Internet connection in a quiet location.

CASPer™ consists of a series of hypothetical everyday situations presented through video or text format. Each situation relates to one or more personal characteristics. Examinees are asked to provide short written responses to a series of questions asked about each situation. No studying is required to take CASPer™.

CASPer™ results are considered a reliable and predictive tool for an admissions committee to broadly assess the personal attributes of an applicant   It also may help applicants prepare for the Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) format as many of these same attributes are evaluated in the MMI process.

Why has NYMC incorporated CASPer™ into our supplemental application? 
NYMC places a high value on personal characteristics which we believe are essential to become a capable and compassionate physician.  CASPer™ is considered an objective tool to evaluate an applicant’s personal attributes. We believe using CASPer™ makes the application review process fairer for the applicant. 

The incorporation of CASPer™ into our holistic review process represents the commitment of New York Medical College to evaluate each applicant as an individual – weighing personal attributes in equal measure with academic metrics and foundational experiences.

What do I need to do to take CASPer™?

Advanced registration is required. CASPer™ is administered by an external testing company – Altus Assessments. There is a test fee associated with CASPer™ which is not part of the NYMC application fee. This fee is paid directly to the testing company upon registration in the amount of $85. This fee includes distributions to 7 programs. Additional distributions will be an additional fee of $16 per distribution. These fees are waived for applicants eligible for the AAMC-FAP. You will need to confirm your FAP approval upon registration for CASPer.

Although no studying is required to take CASPerTM, it is recommended you familiarize yourself with the test by viewing sample questions on the Acuity website.

Advanced registration is required to take CASPerTM


 2024-25 CASPerTM Test Dates & Times

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                              Eastern Standard Time (EST)   November – January

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