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Albany Medical College

Albany,
NY
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: February 2022
47 New Scotland Ave. MC-4
Albany,
NY
12208

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

paprogram@amc.edu
518-262-5251

Program Information

Length of Program:

28 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Spring

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

42

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

98%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$126,238 / $126,238   Includes living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

Bachelor's/Master's

Degree Program Notes:

Second semester college juniors, or students three semesters away from graduation, are accepted into AMC before they complete their undergraduate degree. After graduation they then join AMC in January to receive their Master’s of Science degree in 28 months. These students must have maintained a 3.2 GPA each semester, started in one of the schools below as a freshman, and complete required courses with a C or better. They must also acquire a 1,000 hours of health care experience prior to matriculation at AMC.

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

October 1
(Rolling Admissions)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

None

Minimum Science GPA:

None

Average GPA: 

3.67

Average Science GPA:   

3.63

Other GPA Requirements: 

This school does not have any GPA minimums, but interviews are generally offered to applicants similar to the averages.

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

1000 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available
Students must have complete one Chemistry lecture and one Biology lecture within the last five years.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
All pending coursework must be completed before October 1st.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Organic Chemistry
1 Semester
Required
This may be fulfilled with any upper level of Chemistry course that has a prerequisite of entry level Chemistry
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
1 Semester
Required
This school will accept any writing intensive course.
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations

None.

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