Advisor: Joanne Fitzgerald
Staff: Sabrina Bruno (Program Assistant)
The Leadership in Medicine/Health Systems Program is offered jointly by Union College, Clarkson University - Capital Region Campus, and Albany Medical College. The goal of the Leadership in Medicine/Health Systems Program is to prepare physicians who will be leaders capable of addressing the managerial, ethical, multicultural, and international challenges facing American medicine in the 21st century. Students complete an enriched curriculum of coursework to attain the B.S., M.S. or M.B.A., and M.D. degrees in eight calendar years, bypassing the requirement of the Medical College Admission Test. Admission into the program leads automatically to entrance into Albany Medical College after four calendar years of study at Union and Clarkson University - Capital Region Campus, provided that the student maintains satisfactory standards of academic achievement as defined below and that the Union College-Clarkson University-Albany Medical College Policy and Promotions Committee determines that the student has demonstrated sufficient personal and professional development for the profession of medicine.
The curriculum at Union stresses thorough preparation in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. When combined with coursework in health care management at Clarkson University, students are provided with a breadth of knowledge and understanding not typically found in premedical programs. Each year, about 20 highly-qualified secondary school seniors are enrolled in the program.