BS-MD Program Admissions Policies, Requirements and Application
The goals of The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education are designed to attract students who bring special intellectual and personal qualities to their studies. Academically qualified students who also demonstrate the maturity, integrity, compassion and motivation needed to become dedicated and highly skilled professionals are those most likely to succeed in the program.
One of the most important factors considered in the admissions process is the applicant's potential for and interest in pursuing a career as a primary care physician in medically underserved urban areas. The overall assessment of the applicants by the Admissions Committee includes:
Academic ability as demonstrated by high school grades in all subjects, especially Regents examination scores in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and 11th-year Mathematics and the ACT exam.
SAT scores (to be submitted with the application.)
Personal attributes such as initiative and responsibility.
Interest in working with people as evidenced by health care-related experiences and participation in community and extracurricular activities.
Following a careful initial screening, the most highly qualified applicants are invited for personal interviews. The Admissions Committee makes the final selection of the students admitted for the Fall semester each year from among those interviewed.
To be considered for Fall admission to The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, an applicant must:
be a resident of New York State and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
be a high school graduate as of June 30th
have a minimum grade average of 85 percent through the first three years of high school
submit SAT and ACT scores; and
have completed no more than one college semester by the end of the Fall semester. (NOTE: College credits earned prior to high school graduation are not counted for this purpose.)
If you have taken college courses for which you wish to be considered for credit, you must submit a copy of the official college transcript with your application.
Each applicant must submit two separate applications:
An online application for admission to The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education (a BS-MD application)
AND an online application for admission to The City University of New York OR The Macaulay Honors College (CUNY).
The deadline for application to The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education has been extended to January 15, 2013.
On the CUNY application, students must list the School of Biomedical Education at City College (Code Number 0179) as a choice. The application to The City University of New York should also be submitted/postmarked by January 15, 2013.
All applications, inquiries and requests for information about the Sophie Davis admission process should be addressed to:
Office of Admissions
The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
The City College of New York, Harris Hall, Room H-101
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
BS-MD Program Admissions
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