NYU 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 School of Medicine’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

We believe this 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 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 four-year 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.
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.

MD Admissions Requirements

At NYU School of Medicine, we’re proud that our medical students are talented in both humanities and biological and physical sciences, which positions them well to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges. If you’re an undergraduate considering medical school, we encourage you to pursue all your interests and passions when choosing a major—you don’t need to have a singular focus on the sciences.
As part of our holistic admissions approach, we consider several factors when reviewing applications:
  • performance in undergraduate courses
  • scores on the Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT)
  • personal aptitudes and experiences that have influenced applicants’ decision to become a physician
We understand that you bring your own perspective to the application process. We’re looking for you to demonstrate, in your own way, a commitment to improving the human condition, a compassionate leadership ability, and a developed sense of self-awareness. You can express these qualities in the multiple mini interview process and through the recommendations of previous mentors.
Your participation in extracurricular activities that show leadership, including community service and volunteer work, and your experience in collaborating with others on research and healthcare initiatives can also influence your application.

What to Expect from the Multiple Mini Interview

Express personal characteristics not reflected in MCAT® scores and grades during the multiple mini interview.

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 School of Medicine must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada or an equivalent international degree based on credential evaluation by World Education Services. Opens in a new tab.
The median and average undergraduate GPAs for students in our most recent incoming class were 3.93 and 3.89, respectively.
Citizens and permanent residents of both the United States and individuals who are eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) can apply.

Premedical Coursework

NYU School of Medicine does not have prerequisites. However, we recommend the following premedical courses:
  • general biology with labs
  • general physics with labs
  • inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry with labs
  • genetics
  • English
  • statistics
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 2020, the oldest acceptable MCAT Score would be from fall 2017.
The median and average MCAT® Scores among students in our most recent incoming class were 522 and 520, respectively, on the new exam.

Technical Standards and Criminal Background Check

All accepted applicants meet NYU 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 criminal background check. Opens in a new tab, at no additional cost, to ensure patient safety.
More information about the core educational competencies for medical students is available in our student handbook.

MD Admissions Timeline

If you plan on applying to the MD degree program at NYU School of Medicine, we encourage you to do so as early as possible. After you have submitted an application, you receive an invitation to access and complete the online secondary application. 
The following admissions timeline gives general information on how the admissions process works. Applicants will be notified of their final admissions decisions on a rolling basis starting in October.

2019 Application Schedule

Interview invitations go outJuly–November 2019
Multiple mini interviews beginSeptember 11, 2019
Applicants begin submitting Free Application for Federal Student Aid® (FAFSA®)October 1, 2019
NYU School of Medicine primary applications dueOctober 15, 2019
NYU School of Medicine secondary applications dueNovember 15, 2019
Multiple mini interviews endDecember 2019
NYU School of Medicine secondary applications dueDecember 15, 2019
All MD applicants notified of admissions decisionJanuary 31, 2019
Accepted applicants may select the “Plan to Enroll” option in the American Medical College Application Service® (AMCAS®) Choose Your Medical School Tool to indicate preferred school (may continue to hold multiple offers and remain on other waitlists)February 19, 2019
FAFSA® applications dueMarch 1, 2019
Applicants may hold no more than three medical school acceptances, but may remain on other waitlistsApril 15, 2019
If NYU School of Medicine is the first-choice school, applicants may select the “Plan to Enroll” option in AMCAS® (must withdraw from other acceptances, but may continue to remain on other waitlists)April 30, 2019
Accepted applicants may select the “Commit to Enroll” option in AMCAS®, which indicates intent to matriculate at NYU School of Medicine (requires withdraw from all other acceptances and waitlists)April 30, 2019
Registration, health forms, housing, and orientation information sent to incoming studentsJune 2019
Applicants to the MD/PhD Program may select “Commit to Enroll” in AMCAS®June 6, 2019
Applicants to our Three-Year MD Program may select “Commit to Enroll” in AMCAS®July 8, 2019
Applicants to our Four-Year MD Program may select “Commit to Enroll” in AMCAS®July 22, 2019
Orientation and classes start for three-year MD studentsJuly 29, 2019
Orientation for all other MD studentsAugust 11–16, 2019
Classes begin for all other MD studentsAugust 19, 2019
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Ernest B. Makulilo
Missouri, USA

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