Siena-Albany Medical College Program

Siena-Albany Medical College Program

With an emphasis on humanities, ethics and social service, the 8 year combined acceptance program between Siena College and Albany Medical College (AMC) is the first of its kind in the country. Students accepted into the program earn a B.A. from Siena after four years and an M.D. from AMC upon completion of the medical curriculum.

Unique Approach

The Siena-AMC Program guides aspiring physicians to embrace humanity through service, as well as the latest advances in science. In addition to traditional science courses, students in the Siena-AMC Program take more undergraduate humanities courses than in traditional premedical programs, including philosophy, medical ethics, medical sociology and healthcare communications. As a result, students learn that every medical issue has an ethical dimension, requiring a broadly educated physician. You can read more about the student experience on the blog: [Siena-AMC] VOICES.

Summers of Service

To deepen the emphasis on humanity and service, the Siena-AMC Program engages students in two summers of service.

  • Between junior and senior years at Siena, students engage in nonmedical work with the disadvantaged in areas of need in the United States or developing nations.
  • Following the second year of medical school, students engage in medically oriented experiences in rural or inner city clinics.


Because of its unique focus, this program is highly selective and competitive. Applicants demonstrate a strong academic record, involvement in diverse group activities and volunteer opportunities, and dedication to service.

How to Apply

High school seniors interested in the Program must complete an application with Siena by November 15, indicating the application plan for Albany Med with the Biology BA as the major option. Candidates who are selected for an interview will receive an application from AMC. Acceptances are offered jointly by Siena and AMC. 

For additional information on the Siena-AMC Program, contact Marie Nocella at