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Early Assurance Program

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 into the program will not be required to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).  

Interested students should meet with the Director of Undergraduate Health Professions no later than mid-January of the sophomore year.  Students will need to be reviewed by Union's Health Professions Advisory Committee prior to applying to the program.

Admission Criteria:

  • Student meets the definition of underrepresented as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  • By the end of the sophomore year, a minimum of two (2) of the following four (4) sciences courses must be completed: general biology, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, general physics.  Each course must have a lab component.  
  • Overall and science (biology, chemistry, physics, and math) grade point averages of about 3.5, with grades of B or better 
  • Competitive SAT scores
  • Supportive letter of recommendation from the Union College Health Professions Advisory Committee.