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New York University School of Medicine

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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
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  July 1 (Begins)
November 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  December 1 (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 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.83
Oldest MCAT considered  2012
Median MCAT Scores  35 MCAT total score
11 verbal reasoning
12 physical sciences
12 biological sciences
Required undergraduate course work
organic chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., 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 Admissions details based on 2013 data

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

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

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.)

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.5:1
Full-time faculty  1,004
Part-time faculty  3,157
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  246
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  224
Full-time faculty in clinical program  758
Part-time faculty in clinical program  2,933

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $255.9
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  806
Principal investigators (PIs)  443
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  540

Teaching Hospitals

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

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
Lenox Hill Hospital Woodhull Hospital Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

NYU's curriculum for the 21st Century (C21)integrates basic science with clinical experiences and prepares students for various 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.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  17
Step 1: Percent passing  100%
Step 1: Average score  231
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  186
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  99%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  244

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

* Medical School Academics details based on 2013 data

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  68
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $255.9
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $254.92

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  54
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  38.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.83
MCAT total score  35
Acceptance rate  5.5%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.5:1
Total medical school enrollment  660

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

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



Full-time: $46,260

Required fees  $4,800
Room and board  $13,980
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $140,662

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  67%
Students receiving loans  62%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  32%
Students receiving work study  9%



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