For Underrepresented Students
The Early Assurance Program offers early acceptance to Albany Medical College after the second year of college to well-qualified students from underrepresented groups. The program frees accepted students from the time and financial pressures associated with the medical school application process. Students accepted to the program will not be required to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).
Student meets the definition of underrepresented as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
- Minimum combined SAT scores of 1500
- Completion of four core science courses with a 3.4 GPA overall and in the sciences.
- Supportive letters of recommendation from the Union College Health Professions Advisory Committee.
Student initiates application through the Director of Undergraduate Health Professions Program by the end of the sophomore year.
- Student submits a personal statement outlining plans for the final two years of college and addressing his/her commitment to the program.
- Student interviews with Albany Medical College.
- Acceptance notification by the beginning of the student's junior year.