Medicine (MD)

Program Description

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine provides a transformative medical education program committed to primary care that includes a three-year accelerated curriculum, the offer of a directed pathway to residency upon admission in primary care disciplines at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, full-tuition scholarships for all students regardless of need or merit plus need-based debt-free scholarships to cover costs above tuition for students who financially qualify, and unparalleled student advising, coaching and mentoring within an exceptional culture of collaboration, collegiality and belonging. 


The school's mission is to develop preeminent physician leaders and a diverse workforce through scholarship and innovative medical education design anchored by the principles of primary care and health systems science. The program seeks to enroll students of diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives who demonstrate a commitment to future practice in primary care disciplines such as internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology or general surgery. Candidates interested in family medicine are also encouraged to apply. A holistic admissions approach broadens the lens through which the program can learn about applicants and better assess how premedical experiences, personal attributes, and academic metrics align with the primary care mission and innovative three-year accelerated educational program. There is also interest in learning more about the life journeys of applicants, any challenges they may have faced along their path, and how they hope to contribute to the medical profession and a community of engaged learners.  Applications are encouraged from people who are from groups underrepresented in medicine, first-generation college students, those from disadvantaged backgrounds or who may have taken a non-traditional path toward medicine as well as those who have ties to the communities served by the medical school.

For information on admission to the MD program learn how to apply.

Academic Requirements

NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine seeks applicants who excel academically and exhibit robust intellectual curiosity, as evidenced by the rigor, breadth, and depth of their coursework.  Since a diverse range of applicant educational experiences are recognized, prerequisite coursework is not mandated. Instead, the admissions committee evaluates the academic preparation of applicants to assure they have the foundational knowledge to succeed in a rigorous accelerated three-year program. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in biology, physics, chemistry, genetics, statistics, English, psychology, and sociology. These courses are strongly recommended as part of a broad premedical curriculum. 

Medical College Admission Test 

The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required. Only scores from three years before expected matriculation are accepted. In fairness to all applicants, there are no exceptions to this requirement.

Letters of Evaluation

A composite letter of recommendation authored by the pre-health committee or pre-health advisor at the college or university fulfills the letter of evaluation requirement. Additional letters of support may also be submitted with the committee or composite letter. If the institution does not provide a committee or composite letter, a minimum of three individual letters of evaluation are required. Two should be from science professors. 

Technical Standards and Criminal Background Check

All matriculating students must meet the school's technical standards, which define the physical, mental, emotional, and social abilities that support success in medical school, and pass a criminal background check to ensure patient safety.  Students must also satisfactorily complete the AAMC-facilitated Criminal Background Check, which is conducted at no additional cost. The AAMC recommends that all U.S. medical schools procure this background check to ascertain the ability of accepted applicants to become licensed physicians in the future, enhance the safety and wellbeing of patients, and to ensure the public's continuing trust in the medical profession