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 committed high school graduates of diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds to prepare them for careers as physicians.  It is an accelerated combined program with a specially designed curriculum where qualified students receive the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree after completing an intergrated three year education.  Students then transition into the CUNY School of Medicine to obtain their Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from The City College of New York.  This unique curriculum includes:

•  Specialized undergraduate and clinical curriculum.

•  Clinical training with our affiliates, St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx and Staten Island University Hospital.

•  Academic and personal support services to develop skills and abilities requisite for the successful physician.

•  Affordable cost plus financial assistance for those who qualify so that finances are not a barrier to a medical career.


We are very interested in meeting you and answering your questions about the program and admissions procedures.  Attached is an invitation to our Annual Open House and a notice about the Sophie Davis ACT exam.  Please read the ACT exam requirements carefully.


The Sophie Davis/CUNY School of Medicine application is available through your customized Sophie Davis VIP Page. Become a SD VIP at http://med.cuny.edu and click VIP Login. The deadline to apply is January 8, 2018.  Make certain that you also complete the general CUNY Application on the CUNY Portal by February 1, 2018.  Applicants to the Macaulay Honors College should file a Macaulay Honors College application and a Sophie Davis application only.


Feel free to call us at (212) 650-7718 if you have questions about admissions. You can visit the website at http://med.cuny.edu to create your own customized Sophie Davis VIP page to receive the most updated information about the program and admission.



                                                               Christopher Wanyonyi

Director of Admissions



Dear Prospective Student:


We would like to invite you, your family and friends, to our Annual Open House on Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 P.M. in the Shepard Hall

Building, at the City College, on 138th Street and Convent Avenue in upper Manhattan. You will have a wonderful opportunity to meet with the current students, deans, faculty and staff of the Sophie Davis/CUNY School of Medicine.


You must RSVP electronically through your SD VIP Page in order to attend.  Log into your VIP page through http://med.cuny.edu by November 15, 2017 to register for this year’s open house.  Seating is limited so please register the names of all students and family

members who will attend.  It is recommended that you go online to reserve your space as soon as possible.


Please take advantage of the Annual Open House to learn more about our outstanding 7 year B.S./M.D. program as well as the time-honored City College of New York.




Jerrold G. Erves

                                                                                                                                                 Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Admissions for the Health Professions Mentorship Program





FALL 2017

Dear Prospective Applicant:

This letter is to inform you of two important requirements regarding the application process to the CUNY School of Medicine.  Please read it thoroughly!


The CUNY School of Medicine/Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program application deadline is January 8, 2018. The application should be submitted much earlier to your college advisor for review

and an electronic copy of your transcript should be sent prior to January 8th to SDCSOM@med.cuny.edu .

To be considered for the program, each applicant must submit a high school transcript, SAT I and ACT scores by the deadline.  Be sure to check with your college advisor/counselor about their preferred deadlines for submission of your completed application to them.

In addition to the supplemental CUNY School of Medicine application, you must also submit a general CUNY application with City College as one of your choices along with the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education Curriculum (0179).  The CUNY application must be completed online.  To apply go to www.cuny.edu/apply.  If you are also applying to Macaulay Honors College, submit both an Honors application and a Sophie Davis application only.

All CUNY School of Medicine/Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program admission notifications and decisions will be sent from the CUNY School of Medicine Office of Admissions on CUNY School of Medicine/Sophie Davis letterhead by April 1, 2018.  Please note: notification from CUNY is separate. The City College Admissions Office may accept you before we send official correspondence about the CUNY School of Medicine/Sophie Davis admissions decision.  Should you have any questions or concerns about your Sophie Davis application, please call the Office of Admissions at 212-650-7718.

If you wish to take the ACT exam at our location, here are the details:




Date: Saturday, December 16, 2017 (general ACT Exam Day) Wednesday, January 3, 2018 (reserved for Sabbath observers)

Time: 8:00 A.M. (each date)

Place: Lobby of the Robert E. Marshak Science Building

(enter the building on Convent Avenue between 137th and 138th Streets)

●  This letter

●  Your social security number



●  A ball point pen and several #2 pencils

●  A four-function, scientific or graphing calculator

●  A photo ID (no one will be permitted without a valid photo ID)


If you have taken the ACT examination through the national testing center, it is your responsibility to submit the scores by our deadline. You can retake the ACT exam with us only if the previous ACT was not a residual exam (an exam given on a non-national test date).


Please note: ACT residual testing rules do not permit the scores from this exam to be used for applications to other colleges.


To register for our administration of the ACT exam, visit your SD VIP page at http://med.cuny.edu. Students can register for the ACT exam between November 15th and December 15th. Sabbath observers can also log on to register for the Wednesday, January 3, 2018 test date. The ACT testing will be completed by approximately 2:00 p.m.


Please remember that our application and all related test scores and documents are due by Monday, January 8, 2018.



                                                                                                           Christopher Wanyonyi

                                                                              Director of Admissions