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Scholars for Medicine

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.

Successful applicants (the middle 50th percentile ranges) have historically had

  • 1490-1590 SAT (Critical Reading + Math) composites*
  • 98-99 high school GPAs

Application Requirements:

  • Essay uploaded in your admissions portal  written on the topic: "What aspects about medicine intrigue you? Describe how these aspects influence your life."
  • Complete application for admission to Stony Brook University as a freshman for the fall semester, submitting all supporting documentation, including high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores, two Teacher Evaluations, and the supplemental essays by January 15.


*ACT exam scores may now be considered in lieu of SAT scores

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.