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Program Spotlight: Albany Medical College


Location: Albany, NY

Number of students: 42 (waitlist of ~20)

Application Cycle:  Rolling admissions from May 1st - December 1st (deadline)

Interview dates:  May - December for upcoming cycle

Start date:  January

Length of Program:  28 months

Public/Private:  Private

HCE:  1000 hours

GPA:  Prerequisites with a grade of C or higher, but no specific minimum GPA

Shadowing:  No specific requirement

The Good Stuff:

  • Biochemistry OR Organic Chemistry required 
  • Monthly information sessions available
  • They have agreements with a few different programs for early assurance admissions - basically as long as you maintain your GPA and fulfill all prerequisites and other requirements, you are accepted into the PA program.  
  • Full cadaver lab with about 4 students per cadaver
  • Interview - 2 one on one interviews with faculty (very relaxed)
  • Tuition is estimated to be 55,000 - significantly cheaper than some other private programs
  • GRE is required

Program Link: Albany Medical College PA Program

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