Scholars for Medicine

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This program is only for those applying for fall freshman admission.

The Scholars for Medicine Program is an integrated eight year B.A./M.D. course of study offered to exceptional high school students. While completing undergraduate studies, students participate in medical school classes and activities. Admission to the medical school is contingent upon achieving a minimum G.P.A. of 3.4, and above average MCAT scores.

To be considered for the Scholars for Medicine program, you need:

    • A minimum GPA of 95 (or 3.8)
    • Combined SAT Math and Critical Reading score of 1350 or higher (the ACT will not be used as a substitute for the SAT).
    • Essay within our Common Application Writing Supplement written on the topic: "What aspects about medicine intrigue you? Describe how these aspects influence your life."
    • Candidates must have documentation of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency in the United States.
    • Complete application for admission to Stony Brook University as a freshman for the fall semester by January 15, submitting all supporting documentation, including high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores, two Teacher Evaluations, and the Supplemental Application (including essays) by February 1.

Applicants to Scholars for Medicine are notified in March whether they have been admitted to WISE and, if so, whether or not they have been recommended for review by the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. If recommended for review by the School of Medicine, they will be notified within a couple of weeks whether or not they will be offered an interview. Final decisions are usually made prior to April 1.

Students who have been accepted into the WISE Scholars for Medicine Initiative are guaranteed a seat in the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University upon graduation provided they fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete the WISE Program
  • Complete all requirement pre-medical courses
  • Maintain a minimum 3.4 GPA
  • Successfully complete and attain a cumulative MCAT score comparable to the national average of medical school matriculates