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Admissions Fact Sheet

CUNY School of Medicine

Admissions Fact Sheet

Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program


The CUNY School of Medicine/Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program is one of the most unique medical education programs in the United States. The program brings together talented and motivated high school graduates of diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds to prepare them to serve the urban community as primary care physicians. It is a seamless program with a specially designed curriculum that prepares students to receive both the B.S. and M.D. degrees from the City College of New York (CCNY) in seven years.

Unique Features

Receipt of B.S. and M.D. degrees in 7 years Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine degrees from The City College of New York — U.S. News and World Report ranking as one of the best public universities No MCAT required Specialized integrated undergraduate and clinical curriculum Early clinical exposure Excellent academic and personal support services


The Sophie Davis Program/CUNY School of Medicine provides an integrated curriculum leading to the B.S./M.D. seven years. The undergraduate curriculum includes the biological, physical and biomedical sciences, epidemiology and bioethics, as well as the humanities and social sciences. Students begin their exposure to patient care with a 3 year continuity experience in a health center. Our focus on population health and its role in wellness and disease prevention equips students for a successful transition into residency and for primary care practice.

Admissions Criteria

Our Admissions Committee considers applicants based on a holistic review which includes the metrics, experiences and attributes of each candidate. This includes:

~ Outstanding achievement in high school (minimum average of 85 for the first three years) with a strong record in the sciences and eleventh grade mathematics 

~ Performance on the ACT (American College Test) and the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)

~ Volunteer and work experience, especially in health-related areas such as hospitals and/or community settings

~ Evidence of leadership, initiative, responsibility and motivation to pursue a career in medicine.





All questions about the CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM)/ Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program should be made directly to the Sophie Davis/CSOM Office of Admissions at or (212) 650-7718.

Applications are available by late September, at under the admissions link.

The Annual Open House will be on Thursday, November 16, 2017. You can register directly at ht tp: // or call (212-650-7712) starting in October and through November 15th. Advance registration is encouraged.

The ACT exam will be administered by the Sophie Davis Office of Admissions on Saturday, December 16, 2017 and Wednesday, January 3, 2018. See the application package for details.

The deadline for the Sophie Davis/CSOM application is January 8, 2018.  The application should be submitted online to the Sophie Davis/CSOM Office of Admissions. There is no fee for the Sophie Davis/CUNY School of Medicine application.

Students are also required to complete a general CUNY application. On the CUNY application, the Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program Curriculum (0179) needs to be listed as one of your choices. The general CUNY on-line application should be completed by January 8th and submitted directly to UAPC for processing. The fee for the CUNY appli- cation is currently $65.00. This fee must be included with your CUNY application. If you are applying to the Macaulay Honors College, submit just the Macaulay Honors application and a So- phie Davis application.

All supporting documents for the application should be submitted to:  Both the ACT and SAT are required.

Interviews begin in late January and generally conclude the third week of March. Students selected for an  interview  receive  a letter with an interview date one to two weeks in advance. All applicants receive decision notification by April 1, 2018.

All admitted students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA

application for financial aid purposes.

CUNY School of Medicine

Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program Office of Admissions

212-650-7718 /7713

 Be Come a Sophie Davis VIP receive electronic information about admissions HTTPS://WWW.CCNY.CUNY.EDU/CSOM

CUNY Office of Admission Services • 212-997-2869

The City College Office of Financial Aid • 212-650-5819