The FlexMed application opens in mid-August and the deadline to submit an application is January 15.
Prior to January 15:
Students will have to complete two semesters of college Biology, two semesters of college Chemistry, or two semesters of college Physics.
- The two semester requirement can cover any discipline of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics including Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Physiology, Microbiology, Immunobiology, etc.
- AP or IB credit cannot substitute this requirement. If you have received college credit from AP or IB coursework, higher level science courses must be taken to fulfill this requirement.
- Coursework must be completed by the application deadline on January 15.
Prior to Matriculation:
Prior to matriculation, students will be required to complete the following courses:
- Two semesters of Biology (not AP or IB but college course work)
- Two semesters of Chemistry (not AP or IB but college course work)
- Two semesters of English
- One semester of Physics (AP or IB Physics in HS with a score of 4 or higher)
- Two semesters of lab in any science
- One semester of Health Policy, Public Health, or Global Health
- One semester of Ethics
- One semester of Statistics
- A Senior Thesis or its equivalent in an area of academic concentration
- An in-depth experience in which the student gains exposure to human illness
Students will be strongly encouraged to gain proficiency in either Spanish or Mandarin.
In the five weeks prior to matriculation, FlexMed students who have not had advanced science courses (specifically organic chemistry and biochemistry) will be required to participate in our Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) that will provide them with basic competency in Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Organic Chemistry.
Admitted students will be required to achieve a "B" in all required courses, will be expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5, and will not be permitted to take the MCAT.
Q: Can I apply to FlexMed from any major?
A: Yes. The Donald and Vera Blinken FlexMed Program allows college sophomores in any major to apply for early assurance of acceptance to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Please refer to program requirements for mandatory courses.
Q: Can I apply if I am not a sophomore?
A: No. This program is specifically designed for students entering their second year of college as a full-time student, working toward their first bachelor's degree. If you are in a five-year undergraduate program, you can apply either in your second or third year of college. You are not eligible to apply if you already hold a bachelor's degree.
Q: I took a year of college Biology or Chemistry during the summer at another institution. Is that acceptable?
A: We do not require that you complete the college Biology or Chemistry courses at your undergraduate institution. However, you should take these courses at an institution that is an accredited four-year college of similar quality to your undergraduate institution. If you plan to take required course work at another institution, you must receive approval from the Donlad and Vera Blinken FlexMed Program. Furthermore, it is important that you consider courses that will provide you with the requisite background for medical school courses such as Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Physiology, Microbiology, Immunobiology, etc.
Q: Do I have to complete the required course work before applying?
A: You do not need to complete all the required courses before applying to the Donald and Vera Blinken FlexMed Program. You need to have completed two semesters of college Biology, Chemistry, or Physics by January 15 of the academic year you apply. If accepted into the Program, you must complete the remaining courses before you graduate from your undergraduate institution.
Q: From whom should I get letters of recommendation?
A: We require three letters of recommendation. Typically students get them from:
- High school teacher/guidance counselor
- College professor/faculty advisor
- Other person who knows you well academically or professionally. This person could be another teacher/professor, employer, etc.
Q: Are all applicants interviewed?
A: No. Only selected applicants will be invited for interviews at the Icahn School of Medicine. These interviews will be scheduled from March until May. A tour of the medical center will also be scheduled at that time for you, if you have been invited.
Q: If I am accepted to the Donald and Vera Blinken FlexMed Program, is the acceptance binding?
A: Once you accept our offer of admission to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), you are required to sign a formal written agreement demonstrating your commitment to making ISMMS your future home for medical education. Should you eventually choose not to attend, you may do so without any penalty. If you choose to apply to another medical school and/or take the MCAT, your acceptance into the Donald and Vera Blinken FlexMed Program will be revoked.
Q: Do I have to fill out an American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application?
A: Your application to the Donald and Vera Blinken FlexMed Program does not require an AMCAS application; however, matriculation toour institution does. If you are accepted into the FlexMed Program, you will be asked to fill out an AMCAS application during the year preceding your matriculation. At that time, you will also be required to complete our supplemental application, with the exception of the essay questions. You will not be required to pay the supplemental application fee. Completing these applications is a clerical necessity and does not imply that you are reapplying to medical school. Once you are accepted into FlexMed, you are accepted into medical school.
Q: Can international students apply?
A: Yes, international students may apply to FlexMed if they are a sophomore enrolled at an accredited US/Canadian college/university. Applicants must complete a year of college level biology, chemistry, or physics prior to the application deadline and must have taken either the SAT or ACT.
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