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NYU School of Medicine is proud to award all students enrolled in our MD degree program full-tuition scholarships as part of our tuition-free initiative, so that any student can pursue the dream of becoming a physician without the burden of overwhelming student debt. We award full-tuition scholarships to all current students and future matriculated students, regardless of merit or financial need, that cover the majority of the cost of attendance, provided each student maintains satisfactory academic progress in accordance with NYU School of Medicine’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

NYU School of Medicine Announces Tuition-Free Initiative

We’re proud to offer all students enrolled in our MD degree program full-tuition scholarships.

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We believe this initiative will lead to better patient care and will benefit society as a whole by turning the best and brightest future physicians into leaders with the potential to transform healthcare.

As a student at NYU School of Medicine, you complete your studies in one of the most vibrant and inspiring urban classrooms—New York City. While here, you have access to patients from around the world and to the most advanced research and clinical facilities.

Our curriculum for the 21st century empowers you to adapt your medical training to your educational goals and prepares you for a broad range of careers in medicine. In addition to our MD degree and dual MD/master’s degrees, you can pursue our pioneering accelerated three-year MD pathway.

Holistic Review of Applications

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our holistic review of MD applications. Research has shown that diversity among students, faculty, and working physicians improves not only medical education but also patient care.

When you apply to our MD degree program, we consider your life experience and service to others alongside your academic and leadership achievements. If you’re invited for an interview, you participate in multiple mini interviews, in which you meet with several interviewers, rather than just one.

As part of the holistic review process, we also ask that applicants complete a situational judgement test called CASPer®, which stands for Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics®. CASPer® is an online test that complements the other tools we use for applicant screening. It assesses noncognitive skills and interpersonal characteristics that are important for successful students and graduates of our program. We’ve introduced CASPer® to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.

The goal of holistic review is to gain a balanced view of all applicants’ capabilities. We want to know how you might perform as a medical student and what you might contribute to medicine.

Learn more about our MD admissions requirements and how to apply.

Contact Us

Overseen by Associate Dean Rafael Rivera, Jr., MD, MBA, and Assistant Dean Joanne McGrath, MSEd, the admissions office processes more than 8,900 applications to our MD degree program per year.

For more information, contact us at or 212-263-5290.

Applying to the MD Degree Program

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Multiple Mini Interviews Granted


Students Matriculated in 2018