Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Each year, 12 -14 exceptional high school seniors are jointly accepted by Siena and Albany Medical College into this eight-year continuum of medical education that has a distinct emphasis on service. All applications are carefully reviewed looking for those special qualities that are hallmarks of the program.


Students must have a combined score of 1300 in the old SAT or 1360 in the new SAT or an ACT composite score of a 30+ and rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. Once these threshold values are met the committee focuses on assessing the candidates' strengths in the following areas:

               • Scholarship
               • Leadership
               • Communication Skills
               • Commitment to Service
               • Potential Contributions to the Siena College Community


Volunteer Activities

Letters of recommendation, personal essays and demonstrated service to the community then become the determining factors. Any student considering medicine should have health related experience. In the past successful candidates have been involved in a variety of human service activities:

               • Worked in soup kitchens
               • Cared for individuals with disabilities
               • Worked with children with special needs
               • Tutored inner city youth
               • Worked in homeless shelters
               • Volunteered in developing nations
               • Initiated a variety of community projects
               • Volunteered with the elderly


Program requirements while at Siena