Albany Medical College

Address

Office of Admissions, Mail Code 3 / 47 New Scotland Avenue / Albany, NY USA 12208

Phone

518-262-5521

Email

admissions@mail.amc.edu

Overview

School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
1839
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
Unranked
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 1M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.7
Median MCAT
511
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()

Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()

International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Medium
Secondary Fee
$120
Other Tests
CASPer

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
MMI
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
No

Secondary Essay Prompts

The mission of the Albany Medical College is to: educate medical students, physicians, bio-medical scientists, and other health professionals from demographically diverse backgrounds to meet future primary and specialty health care needs; foster biomedical research that leads to scientific advances and improvement of public health; and provide a broad range of patient services.



Essay Topics (2019-2020)

If you are interested in obtaining the MD/Ph.D. or the MD/MBA degrees, please check the corresponding box. The application for the Ph.D. is submitted after the second year of the MD program; the application for the MBA is submitted after acceptance to the MD program. Please note that admittance to the MD program does not guarantee admittance to either of these programs.

MD/Ph.D. MD/MBA

If you have previously applied to the Albany Medical College, indicate the year(s) and the disposition of your application. (Check all boxes that apply)

If you have previously applied to medical school, but were unsuccessful, how have you spent your time since then?

(1,000 character limit)

Describe yourself:

(1,000 character limit)

Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores.

(1,000 character limit)

Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any gaps in your post-graduate history.

(1,000 character limit)

Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program.

(1,000 character limit)

EXPERIENCES

In the "Work and Activities" section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences. Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession.

(1,000 character limit)

Essay Topics ('18-'19)

If you are interested in obtaining the MD/Ph.D. or the MD/MBA degrees, please check the corresponding box. The application for the Ph.D. is submitted after the second year of the MD program; the application for the MBA is submitted after acceptance to the MD program. Please note that admittance to the MD program does not guarantee admittance to either of these programs.

MD/Ph.D. MD/MBA

If you have previously applied to the Albany Medical College, indicate the year(s) and the disposition of your application. (Check all boxes that apply)

If you have previously applied to medical school, but were unsuccessful, how have you spent your time since then?

(1,000 character limit)

Describe yourself:

(1,000 character limit)

Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores.

(1,000 character limit)

Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any gaps in your post-graduate history.

(1,000 character limit)

Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program.

(1,000 character limit)

EXPERIENCES

In the "Work and Activities" section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences. Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession.

(1,000 character limit)

Essay Topics ('17-'18)

If you are interested in obtaining the MD/Ph.D. or the MD/MBA degrees, please check the corresponding box. The application for the Ph.D. is submitted after the second year of the MD program; the application for the MBA is submitted after acceptance to the MD program. Please note that admittance to the MD program does not guarantee admittance to either of these programs.

MD/Ph.D. MD/MBA

If you have previously applied to the Albany Medical College, indicate the year(s) and the disposition of your application. (Check all boxes that apply)

If you have previously applied to medical school, but were unsuccessful, how have you spent your time since then?

(1,000 character limit)

Describe yourself:

(1,000 character limit)

Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores.

(1,000 character limit)

Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any gaps in your post-graduate history.

(1,000 character limit)

Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program.

(1,000 character limit)

EXPERIENCES

In the "Work and Activities" section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences. Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession.

(1,000 character limit)

+ additional personal info/ letters of rec info

Essay Topics ('16-'17)

1. If you have previously applied to medical school, but were unsuccessful, how have you spent your time since then? (1,000 characters)

2. Describe yourself: (1,000 characters)

3. Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores. (1,000 characters)

4. Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any gaps in your post-graduate history. (1,000 characters)

5. Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program. (1,000 characters)

6. In the "Work and Activities" section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences. Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession. (1,000 characters)

Essay Topics ('15-'16)

If you have previously applied to Albany Medical College or another medical school and were not accepted, how have you spent the intervening time? (1000 char)

Describe yourself: (1000 char)

Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores. (1000 char)

Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any gaps in your post-graduate history. (1000 char)

Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program. (1000 char)

In the Work and Activities section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences. Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession. (1000 char)

If your school has a Premedical Advisory Committee but you are not using that service, please indicate why: (1000 char)

Essay Topics ('14-'15)

If you have previously applied to medical school, but were unsuccessful, how have you spent your time since then?

(1,000 character limit)

Describe yourself:

(1,000 character limit)

Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores.

(1,000 character limit)

Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any gaps in your post-graduate history.

(1,000 character limit)

Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program.

(1,000 character limit)

In the "Work and Activities" section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences. Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession.

(1,000 character limit)

If your school has a Premedical Advisory Committee but you are not using that service,

please indicate why:

(1,000 character limit)

Essay Topics ('13-'14)

All prompts are 1,000 Characters:

If you have previously applied to medical school, but were unsuccessful, how have you spent your time since then?

Describe yourself:

Please explain any inconsistencies in your university, graduate, or professional school academic performance and/or MCAT scores.

Has your college or university, graduate or professional school attendance been interrupted for any reason? If yes, please explain. Also, please explain any gaps in your post-graduate history.

Tell us one thing about yourself that would help the Admissions Committee determine if you should be admitted to our program.

In the "Work and Activities" section on your AMCAS application, you provided the following list of experiences. Please select the experience that you feel has been the most meaningful in influencing your desire to pursue a career in medicine, explain why, and also describe what aspect of that experience best equips you to make an impact in the medical profession.

If your school has a Premedical Advisory Committee but you are not using that service, please indicate why:

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