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New York University has announced Tuesday it is creating a new, three-year medical school on Long Island
The university plans open its new school on the NYU Winthrop Hospital campus in Mineola;
full-tuition scholarships will be offered to all students in its MD program regardless of merit or financial need
New York University has announced Tuesday it is creating a new, three-year medical school on Long Island.
The university plans open its new school on the NYU Winthrop Hospital campus in Mineola.
NYU Long Island School of Medicine will have a curricular focus on training and producing primary care physicians. Additionally, full-tuition scholarships will be offered to all students in its MD program regardless of merit or financial need — following the steps of NYU School of Medicine, which announced Aug. 16 free tuition for all current and future students.
The new program received preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accrediting body for educational programs at medical schools in the United States and Canada, on Feb. 12.
The approval indicates confidence in NYU’s plans for the proposed medical school, and paves the way for recruiting the first class of students for July 2019.
The proposed medical school at NYU Winthrop would accept 24 students for its first class in the summer of 2019, with additional slots opening up in subsequent years, eventually accommodating 40 students in each of its three classes.
Final approval from the New York State Education Department is still pending and is expected later this spring.
NYU Long Island School of Medicine will serve as NYU’s second medical school and will be the only accelerated three-year MD program focused on primary care, including internal and community medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, and surgery, according to school officials.
Additionally, NYU Long Island School of Medicine will offer students a conditional acceptance to an NYU Winthrop residency slot through the National Resident Matching Program (NMRP) upon matriculation.
“What distinguishes NYU is its capacity for boldness and innovation. This new medical school is emblematic of that. By offering an exceptional educational experience, it will enable us to develop a new generation of medical leaders in primary care, an area of medicine where there is a pressing need,” said Andrew Hamilton, President of New York University.
“The launch of this program adds not just breadth but real strength to our healthcare enterprise. NYU-trained physicians are among the world’s most highly respected; this new cohort will expand the good that can be done by our medical graduates,” Hamilton added.