Application Deadline

AMCAS: Applications must be submitted to AMCAS by October 15.

Upstate: Applications to the College of Medicine must be complete by December 1.

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SUNY Potsdam Rural Medical Program

Contact: Tom Nesbitt, Director of Admissions
State University of New York at Potsdam,
44 Pierrepont Avenue,
Potsdam NY 13676
Email: nesbittw@potsdam.edu
Website: SUNY Potsdam Admissions External Icon

This program seeks high school students with excellent academic records. Preference will be given to those applicants which best fulfill the following criteria:

  • Comes from a rural community in New York state
  • Has an excellent high school GPA (minimum 90% average)
  • Has extra-curricular activities which document some experience in a healthcare setting and a commitment to service work
  • Has NEW SAT score of 1310 or better or OLD SAT score of 1250 or better (combined Critical Reading & Math) or ACT score of 28 Composite or better
  • Can be considered to be disadvantaged or from a background which makes it unlikely they would compete for admission to medical school through a traditional route

Acceptance into these programs indicates your willingness to participate in the Rural Medical Scholars Program (RMSP). You will therefore be assigned to the RMSP track as a medical student at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

In order to retain their acceptance, students must maintain a minimum cumulative and pre-requisite science undergraduate GPA of 3.50 EACH Semester (we do not round up), earn no grade lower than a "C", and score a minimum of 509 (80th percentile rank) on the MCAT. Applicants have a maximum of two attempts (if needed) to attain the minimum score by August 31st, one year prior to their expected matriculation at SUNY Upstate. Acceptance is conditional and will be rescinded if conditions of acceptance and admission requirements are not met.