Before you Apply

The Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program/CUNY School of Medicine is designed to attract students who have an outstanding academic performance in high school with a strong record in the sciences, mathematics, written and verbal communication skills and community service. Academically qualified students who demonstrate the maturity, integrity, compassion, and motivation needed to become dedicated and highly skilled professionals are those most likely to succeed in the program. The School’s holistic admission review is based on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) standard of assessing students based on each individual’s experiences, attributes, and metrics with the goal of matriculating a diverse student body. A key factor considered in the admissions process is the applicant's potential and interest in pursuing a career as a primary care doctor in a physician shortage area. 

 

Requirements and Criteria

To be considered for admission to the CUNY School of Medicine, an applicant must:

  • Be a high school graduate as of June 30th
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 85 through the first three years of high school
  • Submit three essays
  • Submit five letters of recommendation
  • Please note, due to COVID-19, the university has implemented a temporary suspension of standardized admissions testing requirements, and therefore the ACT and SAT will not be considered for Fall 2021 admission.​​​

*Transfer students who have completed no more than one semester of college credits are eligible to apply.

NOTE: College credits earned before high school graduation are not counted for this purpose. If you have completed college courses for which you wish to be considered for credit, you must submit a copy of the official college transcript with your application.