Stony Brook University

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Committee on Admissions / School of Medicine / Stony Brook University / Health Sciences Tower, L4, Rm. 147A / Stony Brook, New York USA 11794-8434

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
46
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
Public
Year Founded
1971
US News Rank - Research
Unranked
US News Rank - Primary Care
84
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 500K

Getting In

Median GPA
3.84
Median MCAT
516
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Yes
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 ()
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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)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$100
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Will your education be continuous between college and medical school matriculation? (If no, you have 500 words)

2. Describe an obstacle you've overcome and how it defined you (500 words)

3. Respond to one (500 words): Please describe how you, as a future physician, plan to address the social determinants of health. OR What, in your opinion, is the role of a physician in addressing systemic racism and societal injustices?

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Will your education be continuous between college and medical school matriculation?  (Please limit your responses to 500 words)

If NO, please explain what you have done or plan to do during the gap period and why.

If YES, please tell us about your proudest accomplishment to date.

2. Describe an obstacle you've overcome and how it has defined you.  (Please limit your responses to 500 words)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Will your education be continuous between college and medical school matriculation? (500 words)

2. Describe an obstacle you've overcome and how it has defined you. (500 words)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Will your education be continuous between college and medical school matriculation?  (Please limit your responses to 500 words)

If NO, please explain what you have done or plan to do during the gap period and why.

If YES, please tell us about your proudest accomplishment to date.

2. Describe an obstacle you've overcome and how it has defined you.  (Please limit your responses to 500 words)

MSTP:

1. Please describe the basic and/or clinical research fields that you think you might like to explore and/or develop expertise in during your MSTP training. To the extent that you have defined potential specific future clinical interests, please describe the type(s) of medicine that you might be interested in pursuing once you have completed the MSTP. (500 words)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Will your education be continuous between college and medical school matriculation? (Please limit your responses to 500 words)

If NO, please explain what you have done or plan to do during the gap period and why.

If YES, please tell us about your proudest accomplishment to date.

2. Describe an obstacle you've overcome and how it has defined you. (Please limit your responses to 500 words)

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Will your education be continuous between college and medical school matriculation? (Please limit your responses to one page)

If YES, please tell us what you anticipate you will be doing professionally 15 years after graduating from medical school and why.

If NO, please explain what you have done or plan to do during the gap period and why.

2. Describe an obstacle you've overcome and how it has defined you. (Please limit your responses to one page)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. Will your education be continuous between college and medical school matriculation? If yes, please tell us what you anticipate you will be doing professionally 15 years after graduating from medical school and why. If no, please explain what you have done or plant to do during the gap period and why. (1 page)

2. Describe an obstacle you've overcome and how it has defined you. (1 page)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. Will your education be continuous between college and medical school matriculation?

If YES, please tell us what you anticipate you will be doing professionally 15 years after graduating from medical school and why.

If NO, please explain what you have done or plan to do during the gap period and why.

2. Describe an obstacle you've overcome and how it has defined you.

MSTP:

1. The MSTP at Stony Brook is an integrated program designed to produce well-trained clinical investigators and medically oriented basic scientists. It involves research training in a basic science department of the student's choice leading to a Ph.D., and the pursuit of complete medical school curriculum leading to an M.D. degree. MSTP students receive a full tuition waiver and stipend support throughout their stay at Stony Brook.

Students interested in the MSTP are encouraged to apply to this program at the time of application to the medical school and as early as possible, in order to facilitate the dual review process. Consideration for admission to the medical school will not in any way be influenced by application to the MSTP.

Please feel free to solicit any additional letters of recommendation specifically for the MSTP application. These should be sent along with all other letters of recommendation to the School of Medicine Admissions Office via AMCAS.

2. Please describe the basic and/or clinical research fields that you think you might like to explore and/or develop expertise in during your MSTP training. To the extent that you have defined potential specific future clinical interests, please describe the type(s) of medicine that you might be interested in pursuing once you have completed the MSTP.

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. Did you take time off, if yes please explain what you have done or plan to do during the gap period and why.

2. Describe an obstacle you've overcome and how it has defined you.

3. Describe an extracurricular experience that you have had which will help you become a compassionate physician and explain why.

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