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Upstate Accelerated Scholars (UAS) Program

Upstate Accelerated Scholars Program Mission:

The mission of the Upstate Accelerated Scholars Program, or UAS, is to nurture and develop academically strong students committed to medicine from an early age on their path to medical school who wish to major in subjects not typically associated with a premedical track. By doing so, we hope to create a more diversely trained workforce of physicians who have been well-connected to Upstate’s faculty, students, resources that have all helped develop UAS students to be the best possible, well-rounded physician even before matriculating to medical school.

Program Description:

These programs are designed for students who wish to apply to both an undergraduate institution and medical school simultaneously. If accepted, you will be guaranteed acceptance into SUNY Upstate’s College of Medicine upon completion of your undergraduate degree and as well as the outlined admissions requirements and the MCAT is waived..

You are welcome to apply to multiple institutions from our list of partners below (note: please check specific timelines, some programs are for matriculated freshmen, not high school seniors). These institutions must accept you first and then recommend you to our program. Upstate will screen these recommendations and then invite students to interview. 

Accepted students are part of a strong community of peers from their undergraduate partner and from other undergraduate institutions in their same matriculating class to medical school.  All UAS students participate in virtual and hybrid programming around the Association of American Medical Colleges Core Competencies with the Upstate Accelerated Scholars Taskforce comprised of faculty, staff, and students to develop into their best possible medical student and future physician.