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.

Our Mission

We strive to enroll a diverse group of academically talented students with the personal attributes, endeavors, and accomplishments to succeed as future leaders and scholars of medicine. Our ultimate goal is to enroll a student body with a collective desire to improve the health of all segments of our society through outstanding patient care, research, and education.

We believe our Full-Tuition Scholarship initiative will lead to better patient care and will benefit society as a whole by turning the best and brightest future physicians into leaders with the potential to transform healthcare.

As a student at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, you complete your studies in one of the most vibrant and inspiring urban classrooms—New York City. While here, you have access to patients from around the world and to the most advanced research and clinical facilities.

Our curriculum for the 21st century empowers you to adapt your medical training to your educational goals and prepares you for a broad range of careers in medicine. In addition to our MD degree and dual MD/master’s degrees, you can pursue our pioneering accelerated three-year MD pathway.

Holistic Review of Applications

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our holistic review of MD applications. Research has shown that diversity among students, faculty, and working physicians improves not only medical education but also patient care.

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 the broad definition of diversity endorsed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 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.

For more information, contact us at or 212-263-5290.

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:

  • be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status
  • 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

COVID-19 and the Admissions Process

NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid recognizes that the decision of many undergraduate schools to adopt an online instruction model due to COVID-19 has significantly impacted the process of evaluating coursework. For the 2022 admissions cycle, we will continue to accept 2020 spring and summer courses graded on a pass/fail basis. The committee would strongly prefer letter grades for coursework starting in the fall of 2020. We will continue accepting online courses and labs for this period and moving forward. The latest MCAT scores candidates can submit are from the last administered test in September 2021. We realize there have been fewer shadowing, clinical, and research experiences, and our committee will take this into consideration. We continue to thoroughly and holistically review each and every application.