High school seniors interested in the Program must complete an application with Siena, indicating the application plan for Albany Med with the Biology BA as the major option.

Required application materials include:

  • Siena Application or the Common Application
  • Siena/AMC supplemental essay (Describe a personal service experience in your high school or community, what you have gained from this experience, and how it reflects the unique values of the Siena College/Albany Medical College Program.)
  • Official high school transcript
  • High School Counselor Recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • SAT or ACT scores (minimum 1360 SAT or 30 ACT required for consideration)
  • *Optional College Essay/Personal Statement (topic of your choice) can be emailed to admissions@siena.edu

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, please visit the website for Albany Medical College or contact Siena Admissions at admissions@siena.edu.


Students must have a combined score of 1360 in the new SAT or an ACT composite score of a 30+, rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating class, and have four years each of high school math and science. 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
  • Worked in homeless shelters
  • Volunteered in developing nations
  • Initiated a variety of community projects
  • Volunteered with the elderly