NYU Grossman School of Medicine is proud to award all students enrolled in our MD degree program Full-Tuition Scholarships as part of our tuition-free initiative, so that any student can pursue the dream of becoming a physician without the burden of overwhelming student debt. We award Full-Tuition Scholarships to all current students and future matriculated students, regardless of merit or financial need, that cover the majority of the cost of attendance, provided each student maintains satisfactory academic progress in accordance with NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. We are also able to provide a need-based Debt-Free Scholarship to be able to meet 100 percent of our MD students’ demonstrated financial need with scholarships instead of loans to those who qualify.

Our Mission

At NYU Grossman School of Medicine, we strive to recruit and accept an  academically talented,  interpersonally gifted, and broadly diverse student body with the collective ability and desire to deliver excellence in clinical care, research, and medical education to all members of the diverse patient populations we serve. The admissions committee strives to identify applicants we believe are poised to become tomorrow’s physician leaders. We are interested in applicants who are committed to meeting the needs of our patients, community, and the medical profession at large, as well as those prepared to thrive in our culture of excellence.

Holistic Review of Applications

When you apply to our MD degree program, we consider your life experience and service to others alongside your academic and leadership achievements. If you’re invited for an interview, you participate in multiple mini interviews, in which you meet with several interviewers, rather than just one.

Our admissions committee embraces a broad definition of diversity and uses a holistic approach to evaluate a wide range of student qualities and life experiences that are complementary to demonstrated academic excellence, strong interpersonal skills, and leadership potential. The goal of holistic review is to gain a balanced view of all applicants’ capabilities. We want to know how you might perform as a medical student and what you might contribute to medicine.

Learn more about our MD admissions requirements and how to apply.

Contact Us

Overseen by Associate Dean Rafael Rivera, Jr., MD, MBA, and Director Kerri Budhu, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid processes more than 9,600 applications to our MD degree program per year.

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MD Admissions Requirements

At NYU Grossman School of Medicine, we’re proud that our medical students are well-rounded and versed in topics beyond the humanities and sciences. We believe this diversity better positions them to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges.

To be eligible, applicants must meet several criteria:

  • have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada
  • we also accept applications from international students who have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada
  • the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), is required for all applicants

Foundational Academics for MD Candidates

Our MD program candidates are knowledgeable in core scientific subjects and demonstrate strong communication skills, which form the foundation necessary for success in medical school.

Bachelor’s Degree and GPA

Applicants to NYU Grossman School of Medicine must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.

The median and average undergraduate GPAs for students in our most recent incoming class were 3.97 and 3.95, respectively.

Premedical Coursework

NYU Grossman School of Medicine does not have prerequisites. However, we recommend the following premedical courses:

  • inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry with lab
  • general biology with lab
  • general physics with lab
  • statistics
  • genetics
  • English

We consider courses completed at schools of dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, or pharmacy as part of your application materials but do not provide credit for such courses.

Medical College Admissions Test

Your score on the MCAT, a standardized, multiple-choice examination, helps our admissions committee assess your ability to solve problems and think critically about behavioral and scientific concepts. You take the test no later than September of the year you apply to medical school.

We consider MCAT scores only from three years prior to your expected matriculation date. For example, if you plan to enroll in fall 2023, the oldest acceptable MCAT score would be from January 2020.

The median and average MCAT scores among students in our most recent incoming class were 523 and 522.39, respectively.