Donald & Barbara
Zucker School of Medicine
A DYNAMIC COLLABORATION
World-Class Academics, Healthcare and Research
Our institution was built upon the strong clinical and graduate medical education programs of Northwell Health and the robust research and academic programs of Hofstra University, the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Diversity in Medicine
Diverse Backgrounds Treating a Diverse Population
We are committed to training innovative physicians whose backgrounds and experiences are as diverse as the people they treat. The Zucker School of Medicine ranks among the top medical schools in the country for primary care, and is one of the most diverse schools in the country, according to US News & World Report.
Join us on a new journey called Curriculum Renewal: Courage to Change. Together, we will assess our accomplishments, imagine the future, and build upon our firm foundation by addressing emerging societal trends, innovations in healthcare and technology, meeting the needs of future learners and educators, and most importantly, our patients.
Women in Otolaryngology Honor
Andrea Vambutas, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, received the 2022 Women in Otolaryngology (WIO) Helen K. Krause, MD Trailblazer Award.
Addressing Medical Misinformation
The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell has received a grant from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to develop strategies to prepare health care learners to address medical misinformation.
Dr. Jennifer Mieres Named AHA’s 2022 Physician of the Year
Congratulations to Zucker School of Medicine Professor of Cardiology Jennifer Mieres, MD, on receiving the American Heart Association’s highest honor!
Educating Our Community
Well Said Podcast Recognized by Top Media Organizations
Well Said with Dr. Ira Nash, the public service radio podcast produced by the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, has been recognized by the Fair Media Council and the Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).
Zucker at a Glance
6:1 student-faculty ratio
In small classes, you’ll build personal relationships with your professors.
• MD Applicants/yr: 5,300
• Median Overall GPA: 3.85
• Median MCAT: 518
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell graduates have successfully matched into highly competitive residency programs across the country in a wide variety of specialty areas.
Class of 2022: 98% Match rate. Learn more
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Global Health Opportunities
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Humanities in Medicine
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There’s something for everyone at Zucker
About the Zucker School of Medicine
Established in 2008, the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell was founded by two equal partners: Hofstra University and Northwell Health. The School of Medicine is built upon the strong clinical and graduate medical education programs of Northwell, as well as the robust research and academic programs of both Hofstra and Northwell’s Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. For seven years in a row, the Zucker School of Medicine has been recognized among the top medical schools nationwide (2017-2023, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools), and for the second year in a row as one of the most diverse medical schools in the country (2022-2023, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools). The institution comprises more than 3,000 faculty members across 25 academic departments and enrolls a diverse community of over 400 students. For more information, visit medicine.hofstra.edu.