Admissions Office

Leadership in Medicine (LIM)

The Leadership in Medicine-Health Management Program offers combined bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees for students who anticipate assuming a leadership role in 21st-Century medicine. Below is a short description of the application process, but for complete details on the program, requirements and academic components, visit and review the Leadership in Medicine website.


The eight-year Leadership in Medicine-Health Management Program is jointly sponsored by Union College, Clarkson University (Capital Region Campus) and Albany Medical College (AMC). Acceptance into the program starts with high school seniors applying to Union College by November 1 using the Common Application or the Coalition Application. Union notifies qualified applicants, who then complete the Albany Medical College (AMC) supplemental application. The supplemental application will be emailed to the applicant by AMC. The Admissions Committee at AMC invites selected candidates for interviews. Interviews take place on Mondays or Fridays in January, February and March and also include visits and tours at both AMC and Union.

Applicants who have been forward to AMC will also receive admission to Union and a financial aid package for Union’s four-year undergraduate program. Applications which are not forwarded to AMC will be returned and reviewed in the regular decision applicant pool. The Leadership in Medicine Program is a regular decision program and admitted students have until May 1 to enroll.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Citizens of other countries are not considered for this program.

You must submit your application to Union by November 1. Indicate your interest in Leadership in Medicine-Health Management Program by checking the appropriate box. Applicants for financial aid must submit the required financial aid documents by the application deadline.

What we look for

The most important credential for admission is academic excellence, as evidenced by:

  • Excellent grades in the most challenging courses available in high school.
  • High school classes in biology and chemistry. Physics is preferred but not required.
  • Rank near the top of the class (if the high school provides class rank).
  • Required test scores* are: SAT scores above 1410, or ACT scores at or above 30. Self-reported scores are accepted during the application process.
  • December of the senior year in high school is the last month to complete required standardized tests for students applying in 2020. December scores should be sent to us no later than January 8. December scores may be self-reported to
  • If an applicant has taken the SAT or ACT, their scores must be reported. Applicants unable to take the SAT or ACT due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, or to changes in 2020 testing agency policies, may still be forwarded to Albany Medical College for review. AMC will base its decisions on review of other submitted materials.
  • Clinical or volunteer service in medicine (the more you have learned about medicine, the better). The committee at Albany Medical College will take into account the circumstances surrounding the 2020 pandemic that made applicants unable to have clinical/service experiences.
  • Interest in and knowledge of Healthcare Management.

*If you have any questions about the testing requirements for the 2020-2021 LIM admissions cycle, please contact Vernon Castillo, Sr. Associate Dean of Admissions, at

Albany Medical College advises students to apply to only one of the three AMC combined degree programs. Applicants will be administratively withdrawn if they apply to more than one AMC program.

Admission statistics

For students starting college in Fall 2020, there were 266 applicants for the Leadership in Medicine Program.

  • 194 were forwarded to Albany Medical College
  • 66 were interviewed
  • 32 were offered admission
  • 15 enrolled at Union