MD Selective Lotteries

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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
Epidemiology 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, 2018 January 28, 2018 1 4
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 1 4
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 1 4
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 1 4
April 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 1 4
May 28, 2018 June 24, 2018 1 4
July 2, 2018 July 29, 2018 1 4
July 30, 2018 August 26, 2018 1 4
August 27, 2018 September 23, 2018 1 4
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 1 4
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 1 4
November 26, 2018 December 23, 2018 1 4
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 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 3 4
May 28, 2018 June 24, 2018 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, 2018 January 28, 2018 1 4
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 1 4
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 1 4
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 1 4
April 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 1 4
May 28, 2018 June 24, 2018 1 4
August 27, 2018 September 23, 2018 1 4
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 1 4
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 1 4
November 26, 2018 December 23, 2018 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, 2018 January 28, 2018 4 13
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 4 13
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 4 16
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 4 20
April 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 2 4
May 28, 2018 June 24, 2018 2 4
July 2, 2018 July 29, 2018 2 6
July 30, 2018 August 26, 2018 2 6
August 27, 2018 September 23, 2018 2 6
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 2 6
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 4 20
November 26, 2018 December 23, 2018 4 20
Prerequisite: none

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Environmental Health Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 2 6
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 2 6
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 2 6
Prerequisite: none

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Epidemiology Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
August 27, 2018 September 23, 2018 4 16
Prerequisite: none

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Frontiers in Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 3 7
November 26, 2018 December 23, 2018 3 7
Prerequisite: none

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Gender and Health Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 4 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, 2018 January 28, 2018 1 1
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 1 1
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 1 1
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 1 1
April 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 1 1
May 28, 2018 June 24, 2018 1 1
July 2, 2018 July 29, 2018 1 1
July 30, 2018 August 26, 2018 1 1
August 27, 2018     September 23, 2018 1 1
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 1 1
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 1 1
November 26, 2018 December 23, 2018 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 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 5 8
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 5 8
Prerequisite: none

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Global Health Selective: Global Surgery and Acute Care

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 5 8
November 26, 2018 December 23, 2018 5 8
Prerequisite: none

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Health Disparities Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 4 8
July 30, 2018 August 26, 2018 4 8
Prerequisite: none

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Health Care System Innovation and Policy Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 8 18
Prerequisite: medicine or surgery clerkship

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Musculoskeletal Medicine Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 2 3
April 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 2 3
August 27, 2018 September 23, 2018 2 3
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 2 3
Prerequisite: none

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Palliative Care and Clinical Ethics Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 1 4
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 1 4
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 1 4
Prerequisite: none

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Population Health Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 3 15
Prerequisite: none

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Radiology Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2018 January 28, 2018 8 16
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 8 16
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 8 16
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 8 16
April 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 8 16
May 28, 2018 June 24, 2018 8 16
July 2, 2018 July 29, 2018 8 16
July 30, 2018 August 26, 2018 8 16
August 27, 2018 September 23, 2018 8 16
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 8 16
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 8 18
Prerequisite: none

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Reproductive Psychiatry Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 1 1
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 1 1
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 1 1
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 1 1
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 1 1
Prerequisite: Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Surgery Selective Course Dates

Breast Surgery Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2018 January 28, 2018 1 1
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 1 1
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 1 1
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 1 1
April 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 1 1
May 28, 2018 June 24, 2018 1 1
July 2, 2018 July 29, 2018 1 1
July 30, 2018 August 26, 2018 1 1
August 27, 2018 September 23, 2018 1 1
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 1 1
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 1 1
November 26, 2018 December 23, 2018 1 1
Prerequisite: surgery clerkship

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Pediatric Surgery Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2018 January 28, 2018 1 1
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 1 1
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 1 1
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 1 1
April 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 1 1
May 28, 2018 June 24, 2018 1 1
July 2, 2018 July 29, 2018 1 1
July 30, 2018 August 26, 2018 1 1
August 27, 2018 September 23, 2018 1 1
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 1 1
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 1 1
November 26, 2018 December 23, 2018 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, 2018 January 28, 2018 1 1
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 1 1
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 1 1
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 1 1
April 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 1 1
May 28, 2018 June 24, 2018 1 1
July 2, 2018 July 29, 2018 1 1
July 30, 2018 August 26, 2018 1 1
August 27, 2018 September 23, 2018 1 1
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 1 1
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 1 1
November 26, 2018 December 23, 2018 1 1
Prerequisite: surgery clerkship

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Transplantation Surgery Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2018 January 28, 2018 1 1
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 1 1
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 1 1
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 1 1
April 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 1 1
May 28, 2018 June 24, 2018 1 1
July 2, 2018 July 29, 2018 1 1
July 30, 2018 August 26, 2018 1 1
August 27, 2018 September 23, 2018 1 1
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 1 1
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 1 1
November 26, 2018 December 23, 2018 1 1
Prerequisite: surgery clerkship

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Vascular Surgery Selective

Start Date End Date Minimum Student Requirement Course Cap
January 2, 2018 January 28, 2018 1 1
January 29, 2018 February 25, 2018 1 1
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 1 1
April 2, 2018 April 29, 2018 1 1
April 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 1 1
May 28, 2018 June 24, 2018 1 1
July 2, 2018 July 29, 2018 1 1
July 30, 2018 August 26, 2018 1 1
August 27, 2018 September 23, 2018 1 1
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 1 1
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 1 1
November 26, 2018 December 23, 2018 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
February 26, 2018 March 25, 2018 1 3
April 30, 2018 May 27, 2018 1 3
November 26, 2018 December 23, 2018 1 3
Prerequisite: obstetrics/gynecology and surgery clerkships

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