Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Currently, AMSNY is supporting post-baccalaureate programs with two tracks. 

Post-Baccalaureate Program

University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY
The goal of the University at Buffalo (UB) Post-Baccalaureate program is to expand the pool of underrepresented minority, educationally and economically disadvantaged students in medicine. This program is for students who meet the demographic criteria and have not received acceptance to any medical schools. Preference is given to New York State residents. Candidates must apply to the participating New York State medical schools to be eligible for this program. Once the medical school interviews a student during the admissions process, the school may decide to recommend the qualifying student to the Post-Bac program for additional enrichment. If the student accepts his or her place in the Post-Bac program, the student starts the program in July. While enrolled in the 12-month program, students receive formal mentoring, advising, and a tailored curriculum. 

The following schools participate in the program:

Post-Baccalaureate Master's Degree Programs

The Post-Baccalaureate Master's degree programs are for students who are underrepresented in medicine, educationally, or economically disadvantaged, and have not received acceptance to any medical schools. Preference is given to New York State residents. Candidates must apply to the participating New York State medical schools to be eligible for this program. Qualifying students are referred to a Master's program through the admissions process, or once enrolled in a Master's program, schools may internally identify students they would like to offer admission to.

Different than the University at Buffalo Post-Baccalaureate program, students in the following programs pay tuition and receive a Master's degree.

New York Medical College
The Interdisciplinary Basic Medical Sciences Master's Program is a 30-credit Master of Science degree program. Students enroll in the program directly and are identified as potential medical school candidates in the second semester of the program. Once identified, students must complete the medical school admissions process (if they have not already done so) and maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout the remainder of the program to gain acceptance to the medical school. The curriculum has an emphasis on physiology and microbiology, and includes a literature review or thesis component and a mentoring component.

Stony Brook University School of Medicine
The Physiology and Biophysics Master's Program is a 30-credit Master of Science degree program, with a curriculum emphasis on physiology and biomedical sciences. Students are referred to the program through the medical school admission process at Stony Brook University. Students have a guaranteed acceptance to Stony Brook University School of Medicine as long as they maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better within the program, meet M.S. program curricular requirements, and earn an MCAT total score of ≥500 (with no less than 123 in Critical Analysis and Thinking Skills and no less than 124 in each of the remaining 3 sections). Eligible students may enroll in the 12-month or 18-month thesis degree program option.

SUNY Upstate Medical University 
The Medical Scholars Master's Program is a 44-credit Master of Science in Medical Technology degree program. Students are referred to the program through the medical school admission process at SUNY Upstate. Students have a guaranteed acceptance to SUNY Upstate Medical University as long as they have a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in the program and a 23 MCAT score. The curriculum has an emphasis in microbiology and includes a research thesis component and a mentoring component.

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