Every student enrolled in our MD degree program receives a Full-Tuition Scholarship, regardless of merit or financial need, that covers the majority of the cost of attendance. Our Full-Tuition Scholarships make it possible for aspiring physicians to choose a specialty based on their talent and inclinations to better serve the communities who need it most, and to more easily pursue scientific breakthroughs that improve how we care for patients. We aim to turn the best and brightest future physicians into leaders with the potential to transform healthcare.
Our groundbreaking accelerated three-year MD program, launched in 2013, reduces the traditional medical school curriculum by one full year, with the ability to opt in during your first year of medical school. With our four- and five-year pathways to the MD degree, including dual degree programs, we offer unparalleled flexibility to customize your medical training in ways that align with your professional interests.
Join us in an educational experience that integrates clinical skills, quality, and evidence-based medicine, and emphasizes the importance of patient-centered care to inform and enhance healthcare in the 21st century.
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 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 3.96 and 3.92, respectively.
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
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 both 522.
Letters of Evaluation
Providing letters of evaluation is part of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine application process. We require a premedical committee appraisal letter (preferred) or two letters from professors who taught you in courses (at least one in science). Nontraditional applicants are encouraged to submit two letters of recommendation from colleagues with whom you’ve worked closely.
Applicants must submit letters of recommendation via theby the November 15 deadline. Do not send any letters directly to NYU Grossman School of Medicine.
Technical Standards and Criminal Background Check
All accepted applicants meet NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s technical standards, which define the physical, mental, emotional, and social abilities that support success in medical school. You also complete a, at no additional cost, to ensure patient safety.