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MD Admissions

We take a holistic approach to our admissions process and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds.

NYU Long Island School of Medicine seeks to enroll academically talented students of diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. Our mission is to develop preeminent physician leaders in comprehensive, equitable, and collaborative healthcare delivery, through scholarship and innovative medical education design anchored by the principles of primary care and health systems science.

Three-Year Accelerated Curriculum

Our transformative three-year accelerated MD curriculum is geared toward highly motivated students with a pioneering spirit, who excel in a learning environment that promotes diversity as a driver of excellence, self-directed learning, engaged scholarship, and innovative thinking.

Direct Link to Residency

To streamline the path from medical school to residency, we offer a direct link to residency into one of the four Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited primary residency programs at NYU Long Island School of Medicine including internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and general surgery. Contingent on students’ satisfactory academic progress and meeting professional standards, residency placements are finalized during the third year of medical school through students’ participation in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match.

Full-Tuition and Debt-Free Scholarships

We are proud to award three-year Full-Tuition Scholarships that cover the majority of the cost of attendance to all enrolled students regardless of merit or financial need, so long as they meet all academic requirements and professional standards. Expanding on our commitment to make medical education more affordable, we now offer additional need-based Debt-Free Scholarships to students who qualify, which helps eliminate the need for loans to cover costs beyond tuition.

We hope that our tuition-free and debt-free model, combined with shortening the length of medical school by one full year, substantially reduces the financial barriers and debt burdens that may limit a person’s dreams of becoming a physician and the choice of which specialty to pursue.

Holistic Admissions Approach

Our holistic admissions approach enables us to broaden the lens through which we learn about our applicants and better assess how their experiences, attributes, and metrics align with our school’s mission and educational program. We want to learn about our applicants’ passions, inspiration to pursue medicine, the people who have influenced their life’s journey, and the challenges they may have faced along their path. We also are interested to know what applicants hope to contribute to the medical profession and to our community of engaged learners.

We encourage applications from people who are from groups underrepresented in medicine, first-generation college students, those from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those who may have taken a nontraditional path toward medicine.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to our mission of training future physicians who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to transform how healthcare is delivered, advance social and health equity, and lessen healthcare disparities. NYU Long Island School of Medicine prioritizes a culture of inclusivity and acceptance and an appreciation for the value of individuals from all backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. Our community of healers, educators, scientists, and learners are steadfast advocates for tolerance, justice, and equality.

Contact Us

The Office of Admissions is overseen by Robin Camhi Baum, MS, associate dean of admissions, and Stephen Dougherty, admissions manager. If you have questions about our admissions process, contact us at or 516-240-7200. Our office is located at 222 Station Plaza North, Floor 5, Mineola, New York.

Additional information is also available on the Association of American Medical Colleges Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) online database.