I know that the ShenNext medicine program is primarily for juniors, but I am a sophomore and have some classmates who are applying for this. Why did I not hear of this opportunity? Were some sophomores specially chosen?

Written by on May 1, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  ShenNext Medicine” provides an opportunity for a Shen student to be accepted two years early by Siena College and Albany Medical College for their combined eight-year continuum of medical education, known as the “Siena/AMC Program in Science, Humanities and Medicine.” This program is very selective and typically attracts about 460 applicants annually for 15 seats.  One Shen student will be assured one of those seats.

In order to be considered for “ShenNext Medicine,” students must possess a strong GPA (top 10% of class), appropriate academic course of study and preparation, exceptional leadership and communication skills, and a history of community service; in addition, they must be caring and compassionate.  Most importantly, however, they must have a strong interest in, and commitment to, becoming a medical doctor.

All students who are in the top 10% of their sophomore class received an invitation to attend the meeting for “ShenNext Medicine: Selecting Tomorrow’s Doctors Today,” It is mandatory that the student attend, along with a parent or guardian, an informational meeting to learn more about the program and its requirements and to meet some of the people responsible for this great opportunity. Failure to attend this session will disqualify a student from applying.

For further information please contact Mr. Flynt or Rebecca Carman, Director of Policy and Community Development.