MD Student Handbook

For Current MD Students at NYU School of Medicine MD Student Handbook
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For Current MD Students at NYU School of Medicine MD Student Handbook

NYU School of Medicine’s Student Handbook is a centralized source of information about school policies and procedures. It contains information necessary to successfully participate in the MD program and answers many of your questions about specific aspects of medical education and student life.

Dean’s Welcome

Dean Robert I. Grossman, MD, offers words of wisdom about long-standing values at NYU School of Medicine and the special calling you are following. Read the Dean’s Welcome.

MD Student Policies and Procedures

All medical students are subject to the following policies and procedures and are expected to be familiar with them.

Educational Objectives

NYU School of Medicine has developed a set of core standards to measure your progress in applying critical thinking, humanism, and scholarship to the practice of medicine. Read more about our educational objectives.

Technical Standards

A specific set of minimum physical, mental, emotional, social, and professional abilities is needed to achieve success. Read more about our technical standards.

Honor Code

We’ve developed standards of conduct that help you maintain your integrity and professionalism as you navigate difficult moral and ethical issues. Learn more about our honor code.

Academic Performance Guidelines for the MD Curriculum

Our guidelines detail policies on academic promotion, grading, absences, advisement and tutoring, preclinical and clinical board performance reviews, remediation, suspension, and dismissal. Read more about our academic performance guidelines.

Academic Performance Guidelines for the Three-Year MD Pathway

Certain academic standards must be met to progress through the accelerated three-year MD pathway or to opt in to the program from the four-year pathway. Learn more about our academic performance guidelines for the three-year MD pathway.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification

NYU School of Medicine requires all students to be certified in basic cardiac life support before having patient contact. As part of the preclerkship curriculum you are scheduled to attend free CPR certification classes.

Graduation Requirements for MD Students

Specific coursework and clerkship requirements are necessary to graduate. Learn more about our graduation requirements.

Arrears Policy for MD Students

Unpaid tuition, fees, or other charges can delay your graduation. Learn more about our arrears policy for MD students.

International Travel Policy

Notify NYU School of Medicine of participation in international travel related to your medical education. Learn more about our international travel policy.

Internet Use Guidelines

Accessing the internet from the NYU School of Medicine computer network is conditional upon appropriate use. Learn more about our internet use guidelines.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Compliance

The use and disclosure of protected health information, or PHI, during your medical training is governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, standards. Learn more about HIPAA Privacy and Security and access the related policies and forms (Kerberos ID and password required).

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Specific guidelines outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act apply to accessing educational records. Learn more about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Affirmative Action Policy for MD Students

NYU School of Medicine is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of our relations with faculty, students, and staff members. Learn more about our affirmative action policy.

Illness and Disability Policy

NYU School of Medicine accommodates students with appropriately diagnosed and documented illnesses and disabilities in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Learn more about our illness and disability policy.

Campus Smoking Ban

As part of an effort to promote public health and safety, NYU School of Medicine is a nonsmoking campus. Learn more about our campus smoking ban.

Alcohol-Use and Substance-Abuse Policy

NYU School of Medicine provides compassionate assistance to students who may require help for alcohol or substance-use problems, while also maintaining the safety and wellbeing of the university community. Learn more about our alcohol use and substance-abuse policy.

Student Organization Alcohol Policy

Student organizations may serve beer and wine at on-campus events in compliance with NYU School of Medicine policy. Learn more about our student organization alcohol policy.

Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy

NYU School of Medicine maintains policies on preventing and investigating issues related to sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking and provides guidance on reporting and resolving such difficulties. Learn more about our sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking policy; our procedures for reporting such events; and resources available to help students with these experiences.

Student Mistreatment Policy

NYU School of Medicine describes the unacceptable treatment of medical students and other learners, the procedures available to report incidents of mistreatment and duty hour violations, and informs students what actions will be taken to monitor, investigate, and respond to reports. Read our student mistreatment policy.

Campus Crime Reporting and the Clery Act

Federal law requires all U.S. colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around campus. Learn more about campus crime reporting and the Clery Act.

Public Representation Policy

Certain rules apply to making public statements on behalf of NYU School of Medicine and NYU Langone, or using the designation on materials for public distribution. Learn more about our public representation policy.

Student, Faculty, and Employee Gift Policy

NYU Langone’s Acceptance, and/or Solicitation of Gifts or Benefits from Vendors, Patients, or Other Third Parties Policy provides guidance on when it is acceptable to receive a gift from a third party, including a patient, and how to respond to vendor invitations. Learn more about our student, faculty, and employee gift policy.

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Membership

NYU School of Medicine’s Alpha Omega Alpha Selection Committee considers students in the top third of their class for membership in the national medical honor society. Learn more about the honor society selection process.

Employee Code of Conduct 

NYU Langone’s Code of Conduct provides a framework for ethical behavior and standards during your medical training and beyond. Learn more about our Code of Conduct.

Video, Photography, and Use of Media

NYU Langone may at times obtain and/or use photographs, audio, and/or video recordings to connect and share with students, staff, faculty and the general public for purposes of education, marketing, publicity, fundraising, and student recruitment on behalf of NYU Langone, via the Internet, print publications, social media, and other media. Read our video, photography, and use of media policy.

Contact Us

For questions about the policies and procedures governing NYU School of Medicine students, contact Pamela Belluomini, EdD, at pamela.belluomini@nyumc.org or 212-263-3804.