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Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

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Application Requirements

All applicants must complete a bachelor-level degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university located within the United States or Canada prior to matriculation into the MD program. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

Applicants who possess a minimum MCAT score of 25 and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 will receive an invitation to complete a supplemental application automatically via email. Please allow up to two weeks after submitting your AMCAS application to receive this application.

The deadline to submit your supplemental application is December 31, 2013. Extensions will not be granted.

The School of Medicine believes that the study of medicine is enriched by contact with other intellectual disciplines; therefore, it seeks students with a diverse blend of educational backgrounds. A background in liberal arts courses that have required a student to read broadly, write extensively, and present oral arguments on topics such as history, literature, philosophy, religion, political science, anthropology, psychology, and/or sociology is highly recommended.

While it does not require a specific set of undergraduate courses in the natural sciences, the School of Medicine recommends that candidates complete the course work listed below:

  • One year of college Biology with Lab
  • Chemistry, to the level of organic or biochemistry
  • One year of college Mathematics, preferably including Statistics
  • One year of college Physics
  • English Literature or Equivalent, including Writing

Additional coursework in embryology, cell biology, ethics, molecular biology and genetics is recommended, but not required, for admission.

More important than the study of a specific subject matter is the candidate's ability to demonstrate both a passion for and success in his/her academic pursuits. The admissions committee considers not only an applicant's scholastic record and Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) results but the applicant's intellectual capability, motivation, emotional stability, personal dedication and awareness of the scientific, organizational, social and economic challenges facing modern medicine.

Applications are not considered complete until AMCAS has received either a committee evaluation or at least three letters of recommendation. Applicants may submit more than three letters of recommendation through AMCAS.

Applications will not be reviewed until MCAT scores, a committee evaluation or at least three letters of recommendation, and a supplemental application has been received.

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