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Scholars for Dental Medicine

  • An integrated eight-year program for students interested in attending dental school following their undergraduate degree.
  • Each year a small, limited number of select students in the Honors College are offered the opportunity to complete a combined Bachelor's/DDS.
    • In order to be considered for Scholars for Dental Medicine, students must apply to the Honors College.
    • Applicants are required to submit an additional essay within the Common Application Writing Supplement on the topic: "What aspects about medicine (or dental medicine) intrigue you? Describe how these aspects influence your life" (up to 650 words)
    • For information on the application process:  How to Apply to a Stony Brook Honors Program
  • A seat in Stony Brook's School of Dental Medicine is reserved for each student in the Scholars for Dental Medicine program who maintains a minimum 3.4 science GPA & 3.5 cumulative GPA, completes all program requirements and attains a cumulative DAT score equal to or greater than the national average for students matriculating at medical school.

admissions criteria 

  • Successful applicants (the middle 50th percentile ranges) have historically had 98-99 high school GPAs and 1490-1590 SAT* (Critical Reading + Math) composites.  
  • ACT exam scores are now considered in lieu of SAT scores.