MD Selective Lotteries

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MD Selective Lotteries

In stage three and stage four of our MD curriculum, NYU School of Medicine students complete two selective courses, which allow you to explore specific areas through classes that integrate basic and clinical sciences. Selectives are not open to students from other medical schools.

Scheduling Your Selectives

To schedule your selective courses, you participate in a quarterly lottery using SOLARIS (Kerberos ID and password required for login).

A selective lottery is a combined lottery that consists of separate rosters (e.g. Roster A, Roster B). Preference is given to Roster A and then B.

The combined selective lottery is conducted in multiple rounds until all users' selections have been accounted for, based upon roster rank, lottery number, and seat availability.

Those in Roster A account for the first wave of assignments. The lottery first runs in ascending order (e.g. numbers 1 through 50). The subsequent round is then processed in descending order (e.g. numbers 50 through 1). Further iterations occur, alternating between ascending and descending order, until all selections have either been assigned or closed, based upon lottery number, rank placement, and seat availability. The combined lottery then runs for Roster B (e.g. numbers 51 through 250) in the same ascending-descending loop, until all selections have been assigned or closed.

Learn more about the process in our guide to participating in selective lotteries.

Selective Course Dates

During each selective lottery, you rank selective courses based on your preference and available dates. Courses are cancelled if enrollment is insufficient.

Cardiac System Selective Global Health Selective: Infectious Diseases, Noncommunicable Diseases, and Mental Health
Care of the Child with Chronic Illness Selective Global Health Selective: Global Surgery and Acute Care
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Selective Health Disparities Selective
Emergency Medicine Selective Health Care System Innovation and Policy Selective
Environmental Health Selective Musculoskeletal Medicine Selective
  Palliative Care and Clinical Ethics Selective
Frontiers in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology Selective Population Health Selective
Gender and Health Selective Radiology Selective
Geriatric Psychiatry Selective Reproductive Psychiatry Selective

Surgery Selective Course Dates

Breast Surgery Selective Transplantation Surgery Selective
Pediatric Surgery Selective Vascular Surgery Selective
Tisch Endocrine Surgery/Surgical Oncology Selective Women’s Cancers: A Multidisciplinary Approach Selective

Cardiac System Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 1 6
January 28, 2019 February 24, 2019 1 6
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 1 6
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 1 6
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 1 6
May 27, 2019 June 23, 2019 1 6
July 1, 2019 July 28, 2019 1 6
July 29, 2019 August 25, 2019 1 6
August 26, 2019 September 22, 2019 1 6
September 30, 2019 October 27, 2019 1 6
October 28, 2019 November 24, 2019 1 6
November 25, 2019 December 22, 2019 1 6
Prerequisite: medicine and surgery clerkships

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Care of the Child with Chronic Illness Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 3 4
May 27, 2019 June 23, 2019 3 4
Prerequisite: pediatrics clerkship

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 1 4
January 28, 2019 February 24, 2019 1 4
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 1 4
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 1 4
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 1 4
May 27, 2019 June 23, 2019 1 4
August 26, 2019 September 22, 2019 1 4
September 30, 2019 October 27, 2019 1 4
October 28, 2019 November 24, 2019 1 4
November 25, 2019 December 22, 2019 1 4
Prerequisite: psychiatry and pediatrics clerkships

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Emergency Medicine Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 4 20
January 28, 2019 February 24, 2019 4 20
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 4 20
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 4 20
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 2 4
May 27, 2019 June 23, 2019 2 4
July 1, 2019 July 28, 2019 2 6
July 29, 2019 August 25, 2019 2 6
August 26, 2019 September 22, 2019 2 6
September 30, 2019 October 27, 2019 2 6
October 28, 2019 November 24, 2019 4 20
November 25, 2019 December 22, 2019 4 20
Prerequisite: none

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Environmental Health Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 2 6
September 30, 2019 October 27, 2019 2 6
Prerequisite: none

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Frontiers in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
May 27, 2019 June 23, 2019 3 6
November 25, 2019 December 22, 2019 3 6
Prerequisite: none

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Gender and Health Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 3 8
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 3 8
Prerequisite: medicine, ambulatory care, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, or psychiatry clerkship

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Geriatric Psychiatry Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 1 1
January 28, 2019 February 24, 2019 1 1
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 1 1
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 1 1
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 1 1
May 27, 2019 June 23, 2019 1 1
July 1, 2019 July 28, 2019 1 1
July 29, 2019 August 25, 2019 1 1
August 26, 2019; September 22, 2019 1 1
September 30, 2019 October 27, 2019 1 1
October 28, 2019 November 24, 2019 1 1
November 25, 2019 December 22, 2019 1 1
Prerequisite: medicine and psychiatry clerkships

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Global Health Selective: Infectious Diseases, Noncommunicable Diseases, and Mental Health

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 4 8
July 29, 2019 August 25, 2019 4 8
Prerequisite: none

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Global Health Selective: Global Surgery and Acute Care

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 3 8
November 26, 2019 December 22, 2019 3 8
Prerequisite: none

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Health Disparities Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 3 8
August 26, 2019 September 22, 2019 3 8
Prerequisite: none

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Health Care System Innovation and Policy Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 6 18
Prerequisite: none

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Musculoskeletal Medicine Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 28, 2019 February 24, 2019 1 3
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 1 3
Prerequisite: none

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Palliative Care and Clinical Ethics Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 1 4
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 1 4
October 28, 2019 November 24, 2019 1 4
Prerequisite: none

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Population Health Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 3 15
Prerequisite: none

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Radiology Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 6 14
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 6 14
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 6 14
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 6 14
July 29, 2019 August 25, 2019 6 14
August 26, 2019 September 22, 2019 6 14
September 30, 2019 October 27, 2019 6 14
October 28, 2019 November 24, 2019 6 14
Prerequisite: none

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Reproductive Psychiatry Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 1 1
January 28, 2019 February 24, 2019 1 1
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 1 1
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 1 1
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 1 1
May 27, 2019 June 23, 2019 1 1
September 30, 2019 October 27, 2019 1 1
October 28, 2019 November 24, 2019 1 1
November 25, 2019 December 22, 2019 1 1
Prerequisite: psychiatry & obstetrics/gynecology

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Surgery Selective Course Dates

Breast Surgery Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 1 2
January 28, 2019 February 24, 2019 1 2
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 1 2
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 1 2
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 1 2
May 27, 2019 June 23, 2019 1 2
July 1, 2019 July 28, 2019 1 2
July 29, 2019 August 25, 2019 1 2
August 26, 2019 September 22, 2019 1 2
September 30, 2019 October 27, 2019 1 2
October 28, 2019 November 24, 2019 1 2
November 25, 2019 December 22, 2019 1 2
Prerequisite: surgery clerkship

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Pediatric Surgery Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 1 1
January 28, 2019 February 24, 2019 1 1
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 1 1
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 1 1
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 1 1
May 27, 2019 June 23, 2019 1 1
July 1, 2019 July 28, 2019 1 1
July 29, 2019 August 25, 2019 1 1
August 26, 2019 September 22, 2019 1 1
September 30, 2019 October 27, 2019 1 1
October 28, 2019 November 24, 2019 1 1
November 25, 2019 December 22, 2019 1 1
Prerequisite: surgery clerkship

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Tisch Endocrine Surgery/Surgical Oncology Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 1 2
January 28, 2019 February 24, 2019 1 2
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 1 2
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 1 2
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 1 2
May 27, 2019 June 23, 2019 1 2
July 1, 2019 July 28, 2019 1 2
July 29, 2019 August 25, 2019 1 2
August 26, 2019 September 22, 2019 1 2
September 30, 2019 October 27, 2019 1 2
October 28, 2019 November 24, 2019 1 2
November 25, 2019 December 22, 2019 1 2
Prerequisite: surgery clerkship

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Transplantation Surgery Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 1 1
January 28, 2019 February 24, 2019 1 1
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 1 1
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 1 1
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 1 1
May 27, 2019 June 23, 2019 1 1
July 1, 2019 July 28, 2019 1 1
July 29, 2019 August 25, 2019 1 1
August 26, 2019 September 22, 2019 1 1
September 30, 2019 October 27, 2019 1 1
October 28, 2019 November 24, 2019 1 1
November 25, 2019 December 22, 2019 1 1
Prerequisite: surgery clerkship

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Vascular Surgery Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 1 1
January 28, 2019 February 24, 2019 1 1
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 1 1
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 1 1
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 1 1
May 27, 2019 June 23, 2019 1 1
July 1, 2019 July 28, 2019 1 1
July 29, 2019 August 25, 2019 1 1
August 26, 2019 September 22, 2019 1 1
September 30, 2019 October 27, 2019 1 1
October 28, 2019 November 24, 2019 1 1
November 25, 2019 December 22, 2019 1 1
Prerequisite: surgery clerkship

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Women’s Cancers: A Multidisciplinary Approach Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 1 3
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 1 3
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 1 3
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 1 3
August 26, 2019 September 22, 2019 1 3
Prerequisite: obstetrics/gynecology and surgery clerkships

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