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MD Selective Lotteries

In stage three and stage four of our MD curriculum, NYU Grossman 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.

Current students can access full descriptions of all selectives on Brightspace, our online medical education portal (Kerberos ID and password required for login).

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.

Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders Global Health Selective: Infectious Diseases, Noncommunicable Diseases, and Mental Health
Cardiac System Selective Global Health Selective: Global Surgery and Acute Care
Care of the Child with Chronic Illness Selective Health Disparities Selective
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Selective Health Care System Innovation and Policy Selective
Emergency Medicine Selective Musculoskeletal Medicine Selective
Environmental Health 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

Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 1 2
January 27, 2020 February 23, 2020 1 2
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 1 2
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 1 2
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 1 2
May 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 1 2
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 1 2
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 1 2
November 23, 2020 December 20, 2020 1 2
Prerequisite: none

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Cardiac System Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 1 6
January 27, 2020 February 23, 2020 1 6
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 1 6
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 1 6
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 1 6
May 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 1 6
June 29, 2020 July 26, 2020 1 6
July 27, 2020 August 23, 2020 1 6
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 1 6
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 1 6
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 1 6
November 23, 2020 December 20, 2020 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 24, 2020 March 23, 2020 3 4
May 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 3 4
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 3 4
Prerequisite: pediatrics clerkship

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 1 2
January 27, 2020 February 23, 2020 1 2
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 1 2
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 1 2
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 1 2
May 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 1 2
June 29, 2020 July 26, 2020 1 1
July 27, 2020 August 23, 2020 1 1
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 1 2
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 1 2
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 1 2
November 23, 2020 December 20, 2020 1 2
Prerequisite: psychiatry and pediatrics clerkships

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Emergency Medicine Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 4 20
January 27, 2020 February 23, 2020 4 20
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 4 20
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 4 20
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 2 4
May 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 2 4
June 29, 2020 July 26, 2020 2 8
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 2 6
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 2 6
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 4 20
November 23, 2020 December 20, 2020 4 20
Prerequisite: none

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Environmental Health Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 2 6
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 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 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 3 6
November 23, 2020 December 20, 2020 3 6
Prerequisite: none

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Gender and Health Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
May 25, 2020 April 21, 2020 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
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 1 1
January 27, 2020 February 23, 2020 1 1
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 1 1
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 1 1
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 1 1
May 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 1 1
June 29, 2020 July 26, 2020 1 1
July 27, 2020 August 23, 2020 1 1
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 1 1
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 1 1
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 1 1
November 23, 2020 December 20, 2020 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
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 3 9
July 27, 2020 August 23, 2020 3 9
Prerequisite: none

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Global Health Selective: Global Surgery and Acute Care

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 3 8
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 3 8
Prerequisite: none

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Health Disparities Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 27, 2020 February 23, 2020 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 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 6 18
Prerequisite: none

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Musculoskeletal Medicine Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 27, 2020 February 23, 2020 1 3
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 1 3
Prerequisite: none

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Palliative Care and Clinical Ethics Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 1 6
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 1 6
Prerequisite: none

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Population Health Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 3 15
Prerequisite: none

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Radiology Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 6 14
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 6 14
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 6 14
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 6 14
July 27, 2020 August 23, 2020 6 14
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 6 14
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 6 14
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 6 14
Prerequisite: none

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Reproductive Psychiatry Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 1 1
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 1 1
May 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 1 1
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 1 1
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 1 1
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 1 1
November 23, 2020 December 20, 2020 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
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 1 1
January 27, 2020 February 23, 2020 1 1
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 1 1
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 1 1
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 1 1
May 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 1 1
June 29, 2020 July 26, 2020 1 1
July 27, 2020 August 23, 2020 1 1
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 1 1
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 1 1
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 1 1
November 23, 2020 December 20, 2020 1 1
Prerequisite: surgery clerkship

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Pediatric Surgery Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 1 1
January 27, 2020 February 23, 2020 1 1
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 1 1
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 1 1
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 1 1
May 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 1 1
June 29, 2020 July 26, 2020 1 1
July 27, 2020 August 23, 2020 1 1
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 1 1
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 1 1
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 1 1
November 23, 2020 December 20, 2020 1 1
Prerequisite: surgery clerkship

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Tisch Endocrine Surgery/Surgical Oncology Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 1 2
January 27, 2020 February 23, 2020 1 2
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 1 2
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 1 2
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 1 2
May 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 1 2
June 29, 2020 July 26, 2020 1 2
July 27, 2020 August 23, 2020 1 2
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 1 2
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 1 2
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 1 2
November 23, 2020 December 20, 2020 1 2
Prerequisite: surgery clerkship

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Transplantation Surgery Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 1 1
January 27, 2020 February 23, 2020 1 1
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 1 1
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 1 1
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 1 1
May 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 1 1
June 29, 2020 July 26, 2020 1 1
July 27, 2020 August 23, 2020 1 1
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 1 1
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 1 1
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 1 1
November 23, 2020 December 20, 2020 1 1
Prerequisite: surgery clerkship

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Vascular Surgery Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 1 1
January 27, 2020 February 23, 2020 1 1
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 1 1
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 1 1
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 1 1
May 25, 2020 June 21, 2020 1 1
June 29, 2020 July 26, 2020 1 1
July 27, 2020 August 23, 2020 1 1
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 1 1
September 28, 2020 October 25, 2020 1 1
October 26, 2020 November 22, 2020 1 1
November 23, 2020 December 20, 2020 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
December 30, 2019 January 26, 2020 1 3
February 24, 2020 March 22, 2020 1 3
March 30, 2020 April 26, 2020 1 3
April 27, 2020 May 24, 2020 1 3
August 24, 2020 September 20, 2020 1 3
Prerequisite: obstetrics/gynecology and surgery clerkships

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