The School of Medicine at New York University

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

NYU seeks a diverse, well-rounded group of academically talented students that can succeed as the future leaders of medicine. Course requirements include English, Inorganic & Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Biology at an accredited college. The MCAT and faculty evaluations are required. Applications are accepted through AMCAS. Interviews are granted to those who merit serious consideration.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Rafael Rivera
Application fee $100
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification December 15 (Begins)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due at the time of offer
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.76
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 11.1 MCAT composite score
11.6 biological
11.4 physical sciences
10.2 verbal reasoning
Q writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology/zoology
English
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry
physics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.S., M.D./M.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine women’s health
geriatrics

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.8:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 1,177
Part-time faculty 3,091
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 212
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 209
Full-time faculty in clinical program 965
Part-time faculty in clinical program 2,882

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $239.1
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 724
Principal investigators (PIs) 442
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 541

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Bellevue Hospital Center NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases
Department of Veteran’s Affairs of New York Healthcare System Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Gouveneur Healthcare Systems Tisch Hospital
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Woodhull Hospital Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
NYU’s new curriculum for the 21st Century (C21)integrates basic science knowledge with clinical experiences, which prepares student’s career options in medicine. C21 is based on a spiral curriculum where learning wraps around and builds upon specific areas of medical knowledge. This fosters student knowledge both through a study of the scientific underpinnings of disease and direct patient care.

Medical School Ranking

#26 Best Research
#77 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#11 in AIDS

Research Ranking Scores

Score 59
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $239.1
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $203.18

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 53
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 32.0% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.76
MCAT composite score 11.1
Acceptance rate 5.4% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.8:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 667

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 667
In-state students 39.1%
Minority students 40.2%
Underrepresented minority students 11.2%
International students 0.3%
Non-traditional students 51.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Phyllis Schulz
Financial aid phone (212) 263-5286

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $43,602
Required fees $8,974
Room and board $13,560
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $182,222

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 69%
Students receiving loans 68%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 35%
Students receiving work study 7%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
internal medicine psychiatry
neurology radiology – diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 32.0% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 55.0%