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MD/PhD Program Benefits

MD/PhD candidates at NYU School of Medicine’s Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences are eligible for tuition remission, academic stipend, travel grants, health insurance, and paid vacation. 

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Health Insurance and Emergency Treatment for MD/PhD Candidates

NYU School of Medicine provides MD/PhD candidates with medical benefits, including health insurance provided by UnitedHealthcare®. We also provide an optional dental plan through Cigna® HMO and an optional vision plan through UnitedHealthcare®. Your coverage begins on September 1 and is renewed by calendar year.

NYU Medical Student Health and Wellness Services

If you need to see a primary care provider, you can visit Medical Student Health and Wellness Services, located at 334 East 25th Street, suite 103, or an in-network UnitedHealthcare® provider. Clinicians at our health and wellness services can also assist you with referrals and finding in-network providers.

There is no need to make an appointment, and no referral is needed. There is no charge for care provided.  

The NYU Student Health Center offers additional covered medical services.

Wellness Exchange

We understand that the pressures of being in school and living in a large city can sometimes be overwhelming. If you need someone to talk to about your emotional wellbeing, trained counselors are available at NYU’s Wellness Exchange hotline, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 212-443-9999.

For evening and weekend emergencies, call NYU Public Safety at 212-998-2222 to connect with a crisis response counselor. He or she can speak with you over the phone and, if appropriate, arrange to meet you in person. This emergency service is available around the clock.

In an immediate life-threatening situation, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

For more information and resources about stress management, visit the stress-management resource page by logging into our student community website using your Kerberos ID.