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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. Full policies will be available in June 2019.

Policies and Procedures

All medical students are subject to the following policies and procedures.

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.

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.

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.

Student Selection

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

Assessment, Advancement, and Graduation

The academic standards described in our assessment, advancement, and graduation policy must be met to progress through medical school.

Remediation, Suspension, Dismissal, and Appeals

Students who are unable to fulfill our minimum academic and professional standards are subject to our remediation, suspension, or dismissal policy, but have the opportunity to appeal if they object.

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.

Clinical Supervision

Our clinical supervision policy establishes guidelines for assessing clinical experiences that train high-quality physicians, while maintaining patient safety.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our diversity and inclusion policy creates a supportive learning environment for all students.

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.

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.

Emergency Management

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

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.

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.

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.

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