Health Career Opportunity Program Application Information
Admission to our program is highly selective. Application materials must be uploaded before midnight, December 21, 2023. As we always receive a large number of applications, the earlier you submit your materials, the better your chances for acceptance into the program.
Accepted candidates are notified by email in early March. Your emailed acceptance letter includes information about your internship specialty, which session you are assigned, and where to report on your first day.
After your intention to attend our program is confirmed, you begin the onboarding process, which includes a background check, required e-learning modules, and an employee health form. Your employee health form must be signed by a physician or nurse practitioner. You may not join our program without a complete employee health form.
Candidates who are not accepted into our program are notified by email in early April. All correspondence, including acceptance and non-acceptance letters, is conducted over email. Please provide us with an email address that you check regularly, and please put our email address in your contact list.
Please read the following information carefully. We do not accept incomplete applications.
General Minimum Requirements
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of the program.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 is required to be considered for the program.
Required Application Materials
You must submit all of the following application materials with your online application in order to be considered for the program.
A personal statement:
- Must be in 12-point Times New Roman font on two double-spaced pages and no more than 5,300 characters long.
- In your statement, describe why you want to participate in the program, and what you would gain from being a Health Career Opportunity Program participant this summer.
- Document should be a PDF titled using the following format: PS LastName FirstName 2024 (e.g., PS Smith John 2024).
- In addition, applicants to emergency medicine must also include a separate 500- to 700-word essay about why they are interested in participating in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, what they can contribute to the program, and how their participation in this program will help them attain their future career goals. Emergency medicine essays should be PDFs titled using the following format: EM Essay LastName FirstName 2024 (e.g., EM Essay Smith John 2024).
An unofficial transcript:
- If you have completed at least one semester of college, please submit your college transcript. If you have not, please submit your high school transcript.
- In order to be valid, your transcript must clearly indicate your name, school, and GPA.
- Document should be a PDF titled using the following format: Transcript LastName FirstName 2024 (e.g., Transcript Smith John 2024).
- Résumés can be 1 to 2 pages.
- Document should be a PDF titled using the following format: Resume LastName FirstName 2024 (e.g., Resume Smith John 2024).
A professional headshot:
- The picture you send will be used for your NYU Langone ID.
- Pictures should be titled using the following format: Headshot LastName FirstName 2024 (e.g., Headshot Smith John 2024).
Optional Application Materials
In addition to the required application materials above, you may also opt to include a recommendation letter:
- Only one recommendation letter may be submitted per applicant.
- Recommenders must submit their letter directly to the HCOP through the Recommendation Letter Upload Form.
- Applicants who are caught submitting a recommendation letter themselves by impersonating a recommender will have their applications immediately withdrawn from consideration and will be reported and permanently banned from all future HCOP application seasons.
We will not consider applications with missing information or those uploaded after the deadline.
If you have any questions, please email us at HCOP@NYULangone.org.