Albany Medical College PATHWAYS TO BECOMING A PHYSICIAN AT ALBANY MEDIACAL COLLEGE
CONTACT INFORMATION
THE BEGINNING OF THE GREAT ADVENTURE
WHY ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE?
THE PATHWAY OF MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY
AN EMPHASIS ON RESEARCH
AN EMPHASIS ON LEADERSHIP
AN EMPHASIS ON SERVICE
A FOCUS ON THE SCIENCE OF DRUG DEVELOPMENT
A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY
SIENA COLLEGE AND ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE - COMBINED DEGREE PROGRAM - AN EMPHASIS ON SERVICE
HELPING CHILDREN
In 1986, Siena College and Albany Medical College created a combined degree program specifically designed to attract students who have a heart for service to others. The most striking feature of this 8-year program is the requirement for two summers of service in underserved areas domestically or abroad.

During the first summer of service, between the third and fourth years at Siena, students are involved in non-medical social work such as literacy instruction, child feeding, or summer programs for youth. Frequently this involves immersion in other cultures and travel to third-world countries. The second summer of service, between the second and third years at AMC, involves delivery of general medical care to the underserved, often in a rural or inner city setting.

For most students, these summers of service are eye-opening, life-altering experiences that forever change the way they see and interact with their world. They report that exposure to the grinding poverty of underserved areas impresses them with the critical need for medical services throughout the world and a personal desire to make a difference. They emerge as more sensitive physicians better able to appreciate a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and to deal more effectively with the special needs of those who are less fortunate.

Students who complete the Science, Humanities and Medicine program graduate with a BA in biology with a minor in the humanities from Siena College and an MD degree from Albany Medical College. The undergraduate phase of the program offers a balance between science and non-science courses including significant emphasis on the social sciences.

Selection for this program takes place during the senior year of high school. Students who are selected are guaranteed admission to Albany Medical College provided they meet the standards of the combined degree program. They are not required to take the Medical College Admissions Test.

Among the factors that are considered for admission are academic achievement as reflected in grades, class standing, honors and advanced placement courses, SAT I or ACT scores, and letters of recommendation. Additional selection criteria include: extracurricular activities, evidence of intellectual curiosity, interest in the humanities and science, and proven commitment to helping others through community service.

If you want to dedicate your life to helping others, you should consider applying to the Siena College/Albany Medical College Science, Humanities and Medicine program.
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