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Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

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Application Process

Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University participates in the centralized American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). You can obtain an application via the web at: http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/start.htm. AMCAS can also be reached by e-mail at amcas@aamc.org or by telephone at (202) 282-0600. June 1st is the first day students can submit their application directly through AMCAS. It is generally a good idea to submit the AMCAS application before the end of August. December 1st is the deadline that all materials must be received at AMCAS though we will accept transcripts directly from the school until December 15th.

Note: Only one set of transcripts needs to be submitted. AMCAS will coordinate the verification and distribution of your application to the medical schools to which you are applying.

After applying through AMCAS, you will be notified via email of the School's receipt of a verified application from AMCAS. Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 24 on the MCAT to receive an invitation to complete the supplemental application. Applicants who do not meet this criteria but feel their personal experiences and qualities make them likely to succeed in and contribute positively to medicine are also free to submit a supplemental application. Your application to the School of Medicine will not be considered complete until both applications are complete.

Application materials include:

  • A complete AMCAS Application, including: Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores not older than three years at the time of application and official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended.
  • A premedical committee report. If your school does not have a premedical committee, you may submit three individual letters of recommendation: two letters from individual professors (at least one in science) and one letter from a non-academic (included with the AMCAS application).
  • A completed Supplemental Application, including essay responses to questions posed. Essay prompts will aim to help identify your understanding of the medical profession, unique interests and experiences that contribute to a broad range of diversity in the class, and personal and leadership qualities, including perseverance through adversity.
  • A $100.00 supplemental application fee. If you are eligible for fee assistance through the Association of American Medical Colleges Fee Assistance Program (AAMC FAP) you may request a waiver/reduction of the School's application fee.

You will be responsible for ensuring that all supplementary application materials arrive at the Office of Admissions. A deadline for completed applications will be established each year.