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.

Applying

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 virtually on Tuesdays or Thursdays in January, February and March.

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 an early action 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 also submit the required financial aid documents by November 1.

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.
  • November of the senior year in high school is the last month to complete required standardized tests. November scores may be self-reported to admissions@union.edu.
  • The SAT or ACT is required, and a student will not be considered for the LIM program without standardized test scores.
  • Clinical or volunteer service in medicine either in person (preferred) or virtually is required, and a student will not be considered for the LIM program without it. A student must indicate in the activities section of either the Common Application or Coalition Application their clinical or volunteer experience.
  • Interest in and knowledge of Healthcare Management.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Vernon Castillo, Sr. Associate Dean of Admissions, at castillv@union.edu.

Admission statistics

For students starting college in Fall 2021, there were 361 applicants for the Leadership in Medicine Program.

  • 270 were forwarded to Albany Medical College
  • 86 were interviewed
  • 32 were offered admission
  • 14 enrolled at Union