New York Medical College

School of Medicine

How to Apply

 

AMCAS Application

How to ApplyNew York Medical College is a member of the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). To be considered for admission, an applicant must file his or her application with AMCAS between June 1 and December 15 prior to the year of entry.

For more information contact:
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Student Services
Lobby-26, 2501 M Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037-1300
202-828-0600.
amcas@aamc.org

Other useful information may be found at:
AspiringDocs.org, a website to answer the questions of potential medical school applicants. The website is a joint venture between AAMC and its member organizations. Applicants should NOT contact New York Medical College to request an application, since all applicants must first submit the AMCAS application directly to AMCAS.

Secondary Application

Upon receipt of the AMCAS applicant information, New York Medical College will email a login and password to access the secondary online application. All applicants receive a secondary application. It must be completed online by January 31. It is strongly recommended that you thoroughly review the selection criteria before submitting a secondary application.

There is a $110 application fee that may be submitted electronically with a credit card or by check. This application fee partially covers the cost of processing each application and is non-refundable. New York Medical College provides an application fee waiver for those applicants approved for the AAMC-sponsored Fee Assistance Program (FAP).

On the secondary application, applicants are asked to list the names of those individuals who will be submitting letters of evaluations on their behalf. Applications are not reviewed until all required letters have been received by the AMCAS Letter Participation Program.

Important Dates

 

Regular Application Entering 2014

Early Decision Application Entering 2014

Deadline for submitting AMCAS application

December 15, 2013

August 1, 2013

Deadline for submitting Secondary Application to NYMC

January 31, 2014

August 31, 2013

Interviews

October – April

September

Decisions

On a rolling basis

No later than October 1

Start Date

Early August 2014

Early August 2014

Letters of Evaluation

Letters of evaluation play an important part in the application process. Please keep in mind the following:

  • Recommendations are most meaningful when the letter writer has personally known the applicant through class discussion in a small class or lab or conversations outside of class.
  • Applicants whose letters meet the requirements listed below have the strongest applications. Please read these instructions carefully.

Requirements for Letters of Evaluation

  • Required letters of evaluation must be received through the AMCAS Letter Service. Optional letters may be sent through the AMCAS Letter Service, or via PDF attachment to the NYMC Admissions email account (mdadmit@nymc.edu).
  • All letters must be on official letterhead and signed. (Electronic signatures are accepted.)
  • Please request your AMCAS ID be included on each of your letters.
  • You must use the same name on all documents you submit to AMCAS.
  • Re-applicants must re-submit Letters of Evaluation.
  • All required documents must be received by January 31, 2014.

 

NOTE: If you graduated prior to 2011 (this does not include 2011) and are unable to obtain Letters of Evaluation from your undergraduate or graduate school, we will accept other academically oriented letters. However, keep in mind that providing us with the requested letters will strengthen your application.

Undergraduate School Letters of Evaluation

  • If your college has a Premedical Advisory Committee, a single letter of evaluation from the Committee is preferred and will fulfill all undergraduate letters of evaluation requirements. A Committee letter does not require the names of individual letter writers.
  • If your college does not have a premedical committee a total of three (3) letters of evaluation from undergraduate faculty are required. Two (2) letters must be from science faculty (e.g.) biology, chemistry, physics, bio-medical engineering, bio-engineering, etc. who have either taught you in a class OR supervised you in independent research for which you have received credit toward your science GPA. (Math is not considered a science course for the purposes of letters of evaluation.) The third letter must be from a non-science course.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: One (1) of your three letters of evaluation must be from the department in which you majored as identified on your AMCAS application - whether science or non-science.

 

Graduate School Letters of Evaluation

If you have completed or are currently pursuing a graduate degree, in addition to the undergraduate letters outlined above the following graduate letters of evaluation are required:

  • One (1) letter of evaluation is required either from faculty in your graduate department who have taught you in a graduate class or supervised independent research for which you received graduate credit or the Premedical Advisory Committee of your graduate program. A letter from a graduate science faculty member can substitute for one (1) undergraduate science letter.
  • If you have just begun a graduate program in Summer/Fall 2013, one (1) letter of evaluation from faculty in your graduate department is required upon completion of your first semester. This requirement also applies if you are enrolled in non-degree granting graduate program.

 

Optional Letters of Evaluation

  • Letters of evaluation from employers and/or volunteer clinical or community service experiences where you have spent significant amounts of time are highly recommended but not required.
  • Employment and/or volunteer clinical or community service work references do not substitute for academic references. They are considered supplemental to the required letters of evaluation.
  • ALL submitted optional letters of evaluation are placed in your file. However, only the names of two (2) letters writers will appear in the “letters tab” on your on-line application status page.

 

Interview Process

  • After an application is complete, the Committee on Admissions invites applicants under serious consideration for an on-campus interview. Interviews are generally conducted from mid-September through April.  Applicants may be invited to interview at any time during this period as applications are reviewed throughout the application cycle. 
  • The invitation to interview is sent to the applicant via e-mail.  Applicants are offered alternate interview dates to enable them to schedule a date that accommodates their individual travel plans.
  • The interview day program begins at 10AM and ends between 3:30 and 4:30pm.  The day consists of a morning group orientation followed by lunch and a panel discussion hosted by current students in the School of Medicine. Interviews and campus tours take place after lunch. 
  • NYMC uses the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format. During the MMI applicants move through a circuit of short, carefully-timed scenario-based interview stations.  The scenarios are neither knowledge-based nor necessarily clinically-oriented. They are designed to evaluate non-cognitive attributes considered critical to becoming an effective physician.  These include but are not limited to attributes such as empathy, critical thinking, moral reasoning and ethical grounding, open-mindedness, ability to collaborate as well as interpersonal skills.  Applicants are each given 2 minutes to read a scenario outside the interview room. They then enter the room, introduce themselves to the interviewer, and begin an open-ended 6 minute discussion about the scenario.  After the elapsed time, the applicant moves to the next room and repeats the process with a new interviewer and scenario.  The NYMC MMI interview circuit consists of 8 scenario stations; therefore each applicant interacts with 8 different interviewers during the MMI.

 

Updated: June 4, 2013