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MD Student Handbook

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s Student Handbook is a centralized source of information about school policies and procedures. It contains information necessary for you to participate in campus life and answers many of your questions about various aspects of medical school.

Policies and Procedures

All medical students are subject to the following policies and procedures and are expected to be familiar with them (a Kerberos ID and password required).

Access to Student Records

You may request access to academic records that we maintain for each student, including grades, evaluations, summaries of skill assessments, examination scores, and progress reports. Learn more about our policy on access to student records.

Affirmative Action for MD Students

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of our relations with faculty, students, and staff members. Learn more about our affirmative action policy.

Alcohol-Use and Substance-Abuse

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine has established regulations and policies governing the use of alcohol and other substances on campus. Learn more about our alcohol use and substance-abuse policy and student organization alcohol policy.

Attendance and Absence

Physician entrustability requires workplace-based training and assessment. Physical presence and active participation in the MD curriculum are paramount. Our attendance policy is designed to assure that all students are ready for each step in their medical training.

Campus Crime Reporting

Federal law requires all U.S. colleges and universities to disclose information about crime, security, and safety on and around campus. Learn more about the Clery Act and read our annual security and fire safety report.

Clinical Supervision

Our clinical supervision policy establishes guidelines for assessing clinical experiences that train high-quality physicians, while maintaining patient safety. Read our full medical student supervision and nonfaculty teaching policies.

Code of Conduct

NYU Langone’s Code of Conduct provides a framework for ethical behavior and standards during your medical training and beyond. Learn more about our Code of Conduct.

Computer Network Usage

Accessing the internet from the NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine computer network is conditional upon appropriate use. Learn more about our computer network usage policy.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our diversity and inclusion policy creates a supportive learning environment for all students. Read more about our diversity and inclusion policy.

Educational Objectives

We have developed a set of core standards in our educational objectives policy to measure your progress in skills specific to the practice of medicine. Learn more about our educational objectives.

Elective Courses

We have created an MD curriculum that prepares students to enter into a residency of their choice. Elective courses allow medical students to deepen their studies in areas of interest and to have enriching experiences. Our elective policy pertains to courses that count for academic credit.

Emergency Management

Our emergency management plan prepares us to respond to emergency events that affect NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island and the surrounding community. Learn more about our emergency management plan.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Specific guidelines outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act apply to accessing educational records. Learn more about our compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Formative Assessment and Feedback

All courses and clerkships must provide formative assessment and feedback to participating students early enough to allow them sufficient time for remediation. Learn more about our formative assessment and feedback policy.

Preclinical Education Work Hours

The guideline on preclinical education work hours outlines the hours per week to maximize learning and address fatigue. Learn more our preclinical education hours policy.

Honor Code

We have developed an honor code to help you uphold the highest standards of ethical and compassionate behavior while you learn, care for others, and perform research. Learn more about our honor code.

International Travel

Notify NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine of participation in international travel related to your medical education. Learn more about our international travel policy.

Learning Environment and Duty Hours

Our procedures around learning environment and duty hours ensure that students maintain a certain balance of hours for clinical training, studying, and free time to promote a positive learning environment. Learn more about our learning environment and clinical duty hours.

Mandatory Vaccination

All students are required, as a condition of initial and then continued enrollment, to comply with the NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island mandatory vaccination policy.

Noncurricular Experiences

We have developed a policy to assist medical students and faculty at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals in the supervision of medical students engaged in paracurricular research or non-required clinical experiences, which are classified as noncurricular activities. Learn more about our noncurricular experience policy.


As part of an effort to promote public health and safety, NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine does not permit smoking on campus. Learn more about our nonsmoking policy.


All medical students who are part of our community are expected to meet professionalism standards and to embody professional attributes identified by NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine. Learn more our about professionalism policy.

Public Representation

Certain policies apply to making public statements on behalf of NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, or using the designation on materials for public distribution. Learn more about our public representation policy.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

A student must complete all degree requirements to progress through NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s academic program. Expectations for academic progress are outlined in the advancement, assessment, and graduation policy; the remediation, dismissal, and appeals policy; and the satisfactory academic progress for financial aid policy.

Decisions of remediation, suspension, or dismissal of a student for academic reasons or a demonstrated lack of professionalism rest with the Student Progress and Promotion Committee.

Security and Campus Safety

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s campus security department maintains a safe and open environment to ensure peace and a high quality of life for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. We patrol campus at all hours and have officers stationed in the emergency room and ambulance areas. To contact campus security, call 516-663-5151 or dial extension 5151 from a campus phone.

Selection Criteria

We utilize a holistic review in the selection process, evaluating each applicant’s experiences, attributes, and other established selection criteria.

Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine maintains a policy on reporting, investigating, and resolving instances of sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking. Learn more about Title IX policies and procedures for helping students who experience these situations.

Rotations and Clinical Assignments

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine has developed a policy for students to request changes to assigned rotations, clerkship, and other clinical placements.

Student Exposure to Infectious and Environmental Hazards

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine has established a process that ensures that medical students who are exposed to infectious blood borne pathogens are evaluated, offered timely post exposure prophylaxis when indicated, and receive appropriate follow-up care. Learn more about our student exposure to infectious and environmental hazards policy.

Student Immunizations

Vaccination requirements for medical students are established by the Student Health Center based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in coordination with regulations from NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island and the New York State Department of Health. Read more about our student immunization policy.

Student Mistreatment

All members of our community are expected to model behaviors that promote the highest standards of inclusion, diversity, and humanism, which we outline in our procedures for reporting student mistreatment and addressing violations. Read our student mistreatment policy.

Student Performance

Our faculty use a variety of methods explained in our student performance policy to assess student comprehension, learning needs, and academic progress during all stages of the medical school curriculum. Learn more about our narrative assessment processes.

Student Selection

Our student selection policy outlines our admissions process, which involves a holistic review to assess and select applicants. Learn more about our student selection policy.

Teacher–Learner Compact

Both students and faculty members are responsible for fostering mutual respect and promoting the professional standards described in the teacher–learner compact. Read the full teacher–learner compact.

Technical Standards

A specific set of minimum physical, mental, emotional, social, and professional abilities, described in our technical standards policy, is needed to achieve success in medical school. Read more about our technical standards.

Tuition and Fee Refunds

In the event of a student being dismissed or withdrawing from school for any reason, refunds are issued in accordance with our tuition and fee refund policy.

Video, Photography, and Use of Media

NYU Langone may at times obtain and/or use photographs, audio, and/or video recordings to connect and share with students, staff, faculty, and the general public for purposes of education, marketing, publicity, fundraising, and student recruitment on behalf of NYU Langone, via the Internet, print publications, social media, and other media. Learn more about our video, photography, and use of media policy.

Contact Us

For questions about the policies and procedures governing NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine students, please contact our Office of Students at