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MD Student Handbook

NYU 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.

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.

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 narrative assessment processes.

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.

Honor Code

We’ve 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.

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.

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.

Diversity and Inclusion

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

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.

Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy

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

Emergency Management

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

Mandatory Influenza Vaccination

All students are required, as a condition of initial and then continued enrollment, to comply with the NYU Winthrop Hospital mandatory influenza vaccination 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 Winthrop Hospital and the New York State Department of Health. Read more about our student immunization policy.

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.

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.

Affirmative Action Policy for MD Students

NYU 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 Policy

NYU 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.

Campus Crime Reporting

Federal law requires all U.S. colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around campus. Learn more about the Clery Act.

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 Long Island School of Medicine computer network is conditional upon appropriate use. Learn more about our computer network usage policy.

International Travel Policy

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

Noncurricular Experiences Policy

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

Nonsmoking Policy

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

Public Representation Policy

Certain policies apply to making public statements on behalf of NYU Long Island School of Medicine and NYU Winthrop Hospital, or using the designation on materials for public distribution. Learn more about our public representation 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. Read our video, photography, and use of media policy.

Security and Campus Safety

NYU 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.

Contact Us

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