SUNY Upstate Medical University

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Contacts

Website: http://www.upstate.edu/com/
Phone: 315-464-4570
Admissions e-mail: dmissfa@upstate.edu

Program Information

Curriculum

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • 4 years in length
  • Joint programs are available. Descriptions can be found here and

here

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2013: NA
  • Class size in 2015: 160 (148 in-province, 12 out-of-province)
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  • International students are eligible to apply, may priority will be given to candidates who are US citizens or permanent residents. For more information on the program, click here

Admissions Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 3 years of undergraduate study in any major at an accredited American or Canadian university
  • Required Courses
    • General Biology (6 credits) with lab
    • General Chemistry (6 credits) with lab
    • Organic Chemistry (3 credits) with lab
    • Biochemistry
    • General Physics (6 credits) with lab
    • Writing/Composition
    • English elective
    • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Recommended Courses
    • Genetics
    • Cell Biology
    • Biochemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Pathology
    • Histology
    • Neuroscience
    • Anatomy
    • Pharmacology
    • Physiology
    • Psychology
    • Statistics
    • Experimental Design
    • Courses related to public health and ethics.
  • AP credits are accepted as long as credit was awarded for the course

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GPA

  • In 2016, the average cGPA was 3.63

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MCAT

    • In 2016, the average MCAT score was 509
  • All MCAT scores will be considered/The most recent MCAT scores will be considered/The best MCAT scores will be considered
  • The MCAT must be taken before the application deadline of December 1 to qualify for this application cycle. Scores older than 3 years will not be accepted.

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Supporting Documents

  • AMCAS Application
  • Supplemental Application form
  • $ 100 Application fee
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • For Undergraduate Students: 1 letter from the Health Professions Advisory Committee or the Pre-Health Advisor of the applicant’s University. If there are no such committees, 2 letters are required from faculty members from different departments in which one must be from a science department.
    • For Graduate Students: 1 letter from the Health Professions Advisory Committee or the Pre-Health Advisor of the applicant’s University and 1 letter from a graduate supervisor or departmental chairperson (the latter is not needed for non-matriculated students doing graduate courses).
    • For Non-Traditional Students: For applicants that have graduated from their undergraduate degree more than five years ago and employed full-time, 1 letter must be from a faculty member from the a science department in which a prerequisite course for Medical school was taken and 1 letter from a current supervisor.
    • For MD/PhD Applicants: 1 letter from the Health Professions Advisory Committee or the Pre-Health Advisor of the applicant’s University and 3 letters from other people who can assess the applicant’s academic abilities and research interest.

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Interview

  • Interview invitations will be sent out earliest before September
  • Approximately 750 students are interviewed
  • Type of interview: MMI
  • Students are typically notified of interview results 4-5 weeks after the date of interview

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Timeline 2017-2018

  • June - Begin submitting AMCAS applications
  • August 1, 2017 - Early Decision AMCAS applications must be on file
  • August 15, 2017 - Early Decision applicants must have a completed application on file
  • October 15, 2017 - AMCAS deadline
  • December 1, 2017 - Latest date to submit a completed SUNY Upstate Medical University Secondary Application (MD and MD/PhD applicants)
    • Information on this application is received after admissions office receives the verified AMCAS application

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • In-province/domestic students:
    • First year tuition: $41, 770
    • Total first year fees: $65, 851
  • Out-of-province/non-domestic students:
    • First year tuition: $65, 160
    • Total first year fees: $89,241

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