New York Medical College is located in Westchester, New York and has one of the largest medical education programs in the country. They accept nearly 200 medical students each year with a median MCAT score of 514 and GPA of 3.7. 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.
To learn more about NYMC, check out our excellent Interview with Dr. Karen Murray, Associate Dean of Admissions.
NYMC 2022-23 secondary application essay questions
NYMC essay #1
If you do not have any family members with a connection to NYMC for any of the below categories you can skip this section.
- In this activity please indicate if you have/had a family member (Grandparent, Parent or Sibling) that attended the NYMC School of Medicine. Applicable to alumni from School of Medicine only. Does not apply to alumni from NYMC-sponsored residency programs, NYMC Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS) or NYMC School of Health Sciences & Practice (SHSP)
- In this activity please indicate if you have a family member (Grandparent, Parent or Sibling) Applicable to full-time faculty at School of Medicine only
- In this activity please indicate if you have a family member (Grandparent, Parent or Sibling) Applicable to full-time employees at School of Medline only.
The answers to this question should be short, clear and factual. Provide a name, title and relevant dates.
NYMC essay #2
Please review the NYMC Social Media Policy. If you select YES, we ask that you please briefly explain what has been posted.
In keeping with New York Medical College’s (NYMC) and Touro College and University System’s policies on prospective student online conduct, College staff members do not “police” online social networks and the College is firmly committed to the principle of free speech. However, when the College receives a report of inappropriate online conduct, we are obligated to investigate; New York Medical College reserves the right to rescind admissions for misconduct or lack of professionalism wherever it occurs, including online.
Is there anything in your social media presence (past, or present) that would bring discredit or dishonor on you, the institution, the program or profession (if applicable) or that could be considered derogatory, hateful, or threatening?
The ideal answer to this prompt is “no, there is nothing online about me that is dishonorable.” However, if you haven’t done so already, comb through your social media to be sure your content is neutral or redeeming. Do not post reactionary comments on social media threads. If possible create closed groups or delete accounts that have invited reactive responses from others.
Additionally, if a social media account has a public profile, be sure that the content is not too silly or juvenile. Also, it’s okay to retain your personality on a social media account but avoid using social media as a political platform or space for political argument other than reflecting values for diversity, equity and inclusion in genuine and meaningful ways, since these are values that medical schools wholly endorse. Delete accounts from years back when you may have engaged socially through your adolescence.
Also, consider maintaining a LinkedIn account that elaborates on your education and community service. Use the platform for public awareness and share opportunities to help others in need.
If there is a past social media presence that dishonors you even in the slightest and you are unable to take it down, prepare a response to explain its story, its context and how you’ve grown and learned since then.
NYMC essay #3
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 does not have to search for it application by application, or guess for example that you didn’t have clinical volunteer experiences for a year because of COVID.
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?
Applying to New York Medical College? Here are some stats:
NY Medical College average MCAT score: 514
NY Medical College average GPA: 3.57
NY Medical College acceptance rate: 3.5%
Check out the Med School Selectivity Index for more stats.
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NYMC 2022-23 application timeline
|Regular application||Early Decision|
|AMCAS Application Deadline||December 15, 2022||August 1, 2022|
|Supplemental Application Deadline||January 31, 2023||August 31, 2022|
|Admissions Committee Decisions||Rolling||By October 1|
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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- School-Specific Secondary Application Essay Tips
- NYMC: How to Get In, a podcast episode
- Different Dimensions of Diversity, a podcast episode