New York Medical College is located in Westchester, New York and has one of the largest medical education programs in the country. Their researchers and physicians are involved in diagnosing and researching large-scale public health threats. As a result, the school emphasizes community involvement, including public education with respect to preventative health, especially for underprivileged communities in the surrounding area.
NYMC also highly values diversity and active learning, with many programs for students to interact with the community. Their programs include work with high school students and the disabled. As you apply to this school, keep in mind their diversity of clinical experiences available and the wide array of students that the school attracts.
New York Medical College’s 2020-21 secondary application question
Please share any disruptions in your academic, volunteer, work, and/or personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. (300 characters)
Like most other medical schools, New York Medical College wants to know how your education, volunteer work, employment, MCAT, shadowing, employment were affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Most applicants will have had some disruption.
If you were affected personally (you, your family, your community) definitely address this.
Stay factual, clear and brief. This prompt is very, very short. It’s likely NYMC is using this prompt as an organized way to gather this information from their applicants, so the admissions committee is not searching around for it application by application.
If you have any room left after addressing the facts, close your response positively. How did you, a future doctor, adjust to this crisis? Did you step up to the pandemic, in whatever innovative way?
NY Medical College 2020-21 application timeline
|Regular application||Early Decision|
|AMCAS Application Deadline||December 15, 2020||August 1, 2020|
|Supplemental Application Deadline||January 31, 2021||August 31, 2020|
Source: New York Medical College website
***Disclaimer: Information is subject to change. Please check with individual programs to verify the essay questions, instructions and deadlines.***
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