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Pre-Medical Opportunity Program

Pre-Medical Opportunity Program

The Pre-Medical Opportunity Program at SUNY seeks to address persistent racial and income disparities in medical education by attempting to level the playing field for talented and capable Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students who pursue a career in medicine.

The program, which launched in Summer 2021 with 23 students, is a partnership between SUNY's Office of Opportunity Programs and its medical universities-University at Buffalo, Downstate Health Sciences University, College of Optometry, Stony Brook University and Upstate Medical University.

The Spring 2022 class is slated to increase to 50 students.

Pre-Med Program Supports and Services
Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the program, candidates must be a SUNY EOP sophomore or junior on a pre-medical track, have  a GPA of 3.2 or higher and have successfully completed two semesters of general chemistry and two semesters of biology.

Application Process

A completed submission will include:


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