The Biomedical Education Program is designed as a seven-year integrated curriculum leading to Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degrees. During the first five years of the program, students fulfill all requirements for the B.S. degree as well as the pre-clinical portion of a medical school curriculum. After successfully completing the five-year sequence and passing Step I of the U.S. Medical Licensure Examination, students go through a matching process at collaborating medical schools for their final two years of clinical training. The Bachelor of Science degree is conferred by City College, while the medical school to which the student transfers awards the Doctor of Medicine degree.
There are six medical schools currently participating in the matching process. However, at any time, a medical school may choose to cease its participation with the Program. The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education cannot be held responsible for a medical school's decision to terminate its relationship with the Program. The medical schools currently participating in the program are:
- Albany Medical College
- New York Medical College
- New York University School of Medicine
- Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine
- The State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn, College of Medicine
- The Commonwealth Medical College
All of the above noted medical schools are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association.
*Medical licensure requirements vary from state to state. While graduates of the program have been successful in meeting these requirements, students and prospective students are advised to consult the office of the Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs for details about current requirements in specific areas.