Applications for admission to the Stony Brook MSTP are processed via the medical school Office of Admissions. MSTP candidates are screened and invited for a one-day interview visit by the Stony Brook MSTP. The interview visit consists of a welcoming session with the Co-Directors, two interviews by basic-translational scientists, one interview by a clinical-translational scientist and one interview by a current student in the MSTP. Candiates tour our learning facilities and meet with current students over lunch to get an impression of our program, and finish with a wrap-up session with the Co-Directors and Associate Directors. Our interview season runs from September to March, although most interviews are completed by January. Candidates are admitted on a rolling basis and invited for an expense-paid return visit to meet possible future research mentors and class mates in the Spring.
While our interviewed and accepted students have on average a GPA of 3.8 and MCAT score of 93%, these metrics are only two of many factors that we consider in our holistic screening and decision-making process. Over the past three years, we have interviewed and/or accepted applicants with MCAT scores ranging from 50% - 100% and GPA 2.9 - 4.0. All applicants additionally and critically need to present compelling evidence of persistence, resilience, substantial research experience, and knowledge of and commitment to the physician-scientist career path.