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YU/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Scholars Program

Yeshiva University Honors Programs and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine enthusiastically announce a new partnership that provides a select number of exceptional high school seniors early assurance to an honors undergraduate education and medical school training. High school senior applicants should have a demonstrable interest in medicine and be certain that medicine is the lifetime career they want to pursue. Successful candidates will be encouraged to explore a wide range of Yeshiva liberal arts and sciences majors in order to acquire a broad-based education that can be applied to the study of modern medical science.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident, or have asylee status
  • Graduate high school in 2022 (May-July) or later
  • Earn an SAT score of 1460 or better, or a 32 or better on the ACT
  • Secure a 94 or better grade point average in high school
  • Apply for admission to Yeshiva College’s or Stern College for Women’s Honors Programs

Application Process

Successful applicants to the program must apply for freshman honors admission (early decision or regular honors) and self-identify their interest in the Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Scholars program (MSP) on the application. In addition to the traditional application requirements, including submission of supplemental documents and an interview, additional supplemental questions will require a response. These supporting materials will be reviewed by both Yeshiva University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Admissions Offices.

Applicants will need to gain admission first as a Yeshiva University honors student and then be invited for an interview with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Those selected for an interview will meet the following criteria:

  • Outstanding academic performance in high school
  • Medically related experiences
  • Research experience, if available
  • Community service
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Compelling essay

Not all applicants will be granted interviews. Only those applicants deemed competitive will be invited for an interview.

Program Requirements

Upon acceptance into the MSP program, students will need to maintain a 3.75 cumulative GPA during their studies at Yeshiva University. Additionally, a 3.75 GPA must be maintained in 32 minimum credits on campus in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. Students are not eligible to receive transfer credits for these subjects.

Throughout their study while at YU, students are expected to continue to gain medically-related experiences and participate in research either at YU, Einstein, or elsewhere. Periodic meetings with the pre-medical advisor will also be mandatory to discuss progress in terms of medically-related activities and preparation for medical school.

MSP students are able to study in Israel during the year following their high school graduation, however, they are expected to begin their studies in New York one year after graduating high school. For example, if a student is graduating in June 2022, they are expected to begin studies in New York during the fall 2023 semester.

Medical School Admission

Although students are granted early assurance admission to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, they nonetheless must complete an application process for formal admission to the Medical College. It is possible that students who have been granted early assurance admission may not be granted final admission to medical school if they do not satisfy the admissions requirements.

The MCAT must be taken prior to October preceding the year of matriculation. Successful applicants are expected to receive a score of 515 or better. In addition, during their junior year of study at YU, MSP students must submit an AMCAS application specifying Albert Einstein College of Medicine and identify themselves as an Early Assurance applicant. (This will waive the application fee). Finally, the Einstein Secondary Application must be submitted, along with all supporting items.

Important Contact Information

In addition to your admissions counselor, both Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women have pre-medical advisors who can answer questions and assist you along your journey to achieving medical school admission.

Yeshiva College
Lolita Wood-Hill
Executive Director, Pre-Professional Advisement
woodhill@yu.edu

Stern College for Women
Dr. Brenda Loewy
Director, Pre-health Advisement Center
lowey@yu.edu

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