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.
Transition to Healthcare Professionals
Class of 2027 Commemorates Thirteenth White Coat Ceremony
The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell held its thirteenth White Coat Ceremony. Surrounded by family, friends, mentors, faculty, and school administrators, 101 first-year medical students came forward to be individually “cloaked” in the iconic white coat.
Med/Law School Team-Up
Hofstra Hosts National Mock-Trial Competition
Students from the Zucker School of Medicine served as expert medical witnesses during the 6th National Medical-Legal Trial Competition on October 6-8. This is the only trial competition in the country where a medical school and a law school collaborate to simulate real-life expert testimony by doctors.
EMTs in training
Future Doctors Respond to “Active Shooters" Simulation
The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell first-year medical students teamed up with Homeland Security forces straight into an active shooter simulation to test their newly acquired emergency medical skills.
Academy of Medical Educators
On Thursday, June 22, 2023, the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell celebrated its new class of inductees into the Academy of Medical Educators (AME) during an honorary induction ceremony.
Zucker at a Glance
6:1 student-faculty ratio
In small classes, you’ll build personal relationships with your professors.
• MD Applicants/yr: 5,500
• 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 2023: 100% Match rate. Learn more
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Join us on the 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.
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 eight years in a row, the Zucker School of Medicine has been recognized among the top medical schools nationwide (2017-2024, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools), and for the third year in a row as one of the most diverse medical schools in the country (2022-2024, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools). The institution comprises more than 4,000 faculty members across 25 academic departments and enrolls a diverse community of over 400 students. For more information, visit medicine.hofstra.edu.