Pioneering Academics > Graduate Programs > MD/PhD in Medicine and Nanoscale Science or Engineering > Admission
The main route of matriculation into the program is to apply to both programs simultaneously prior to beginning graduate studies in either discipline. See the admissions links below for CNSE and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine for specific instructions.
Applications (submitted via the AMCAS standard medical school application) will identify the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine as the MD program and indicate interest in the combined MD/PhD pathway. In the supplemental application materials submitted to the Downstate School of Graduate Studies, applicants will indicate interest in the joint MD/PhD in Medicine and Nanoscale Science or Engineering. The Medical Center MD/PhD Admissions Committee will notify CNSE, and the Nanomedicine Program Admissions Committee will receive the applicant's information. Applicants must also apply directly to CNSE for their PhD and indicate their intent to enter the combined MD/PhD in Medicine and Nanoscale Science or Engineering.
Alternatively, currently accepted or enrolled students at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine or CNSE may enter into the program by applying to the other institution for the degree they are not currently pursuing and indicate their intent to matriculate into the program. This route may require deviation from the intended program structure and is also subject to the availability of space and resources at the time of application. This is not the main route of entry into the program, however special cases will be considered.
Applicants must be accepted by both institutions for both degree programs and will be also be reviewed by the Nanomedicine Program Admissions Committee. This committee will make recommendations to the Nanomedicine Program Executive Committee, Program Directors, and the ultimate decision for admission will be rendered jointly by the Senior Vice President and CEO of CNSE and the Chair of the Medical Center Admissions Committee.
CNSE admissions: http://cnse.albany.edu/PioneeringAcademics/GraduatePrograms/Admissions.aspx
Downstate admissions: http://sls.downstate.edu/admissions/medicine/index.html