Admissions and Requirements

The most important credential for admission to the Leadership in Medicine Program at Union is academic excellence. The admissions committee considers only those applicants who have taken the toughest courses and received the best grades. Applicants are required to have completed courses in biology and chemistry, and it is preferred that applicants have also completed high school physics. From high schools which rank their students, ranks in the top ten percent are expected.

Applicants for the Eight-Year Leadership in Medicine Program are required to complete and submit the scores for SAT and two SAT II Subject Tests. The SAT IIs should include one science and one mathematics test. The ACT can replace the requirements for both the SAT and SAT II. Testing requirements for the Leadership in Medicine Program are a combined 2010 or better on the SAT and a 650 or better on each of the SAT IIs.  If a student chooses to submit the ACT, he or she must have a composite of 30 or better.

In applying to the Leadership in Medicine Program, a student is committing to a career in medicine. It is important to the admissions committees at both Union and Albany Medical College that applicants have clinical or volunteer service in medicine. The more you have learned about medicine, the better.

Both need-based financial aid and merit based aid are available at Union. Please go to the financial aid website for more information.