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Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

The Committee does a holistic review of each candidate's preparation and promise for a career in medicine. We encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and academic interests to apply. The majority of matriculating applicants are residents of New York, however, a substantial number of out-of-state applicants are accepted as well.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Dr. Jack Fuhrer
Application fee  $100
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  June 1 (Begins)
December 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
August 14 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  June 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
Oldest MCAT considered  2010
Median MCAT Scores  32 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
11 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
English biochemistry
organic chemistry mathematics
inorganic (general) chemistry social sciences

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  8
Combined college/M.D. program URL

* Medical School Admissions details based on 2013 data

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Occasionally
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  No
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  No

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.4:1
Full-time faculty  704
Part-time faculty  104
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  118
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  1
Full-time faculty in clinical program  586
Part-time faculty in clinical program  103

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $76.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  358
Principal investigators (PIs)  213
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  255

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

NUMC Southampton Hospital
Northport VA - VA Medical Center Stony Brook University Hospital
Peconic Bay Medical Center Winthrop University Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

The curriculum of the School of Medicine provides the opportunity for extensive training in the basic medical sciences and teaching in the clinical disciplines of 
medicine. The curriculum requires the acquisition and utilization of a variety of skills in basic and clinical sciences. The official grading system is honors/pass/fail.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  124
Step 1: Percent passing  98%
Step 1: Average score  235
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  123
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  235

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

* Medical School Academics details based on 2013 data

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  42
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $76.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $108.49

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  33.9%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
MCAT total score  32
Acceptance rate  6.7%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.4:1
Total medical school enrollment  506

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Mary Jean Allen
Financial aid phone  (631) 444-2341



Full-time: $32,190 (in-state)
Full-time: $57,380 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $2,670
Room and board  $11,413
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $148,350

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  83%
Students receiving loans  67%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  25%
Students receiving work study  8%


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