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MD Admissions: How to Apply


Application Process

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell participates in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). AMCAS verifies and distributes applications to the medical schools to which students are applying. AMCAS staff can be reached by email at amcas@aamc.org, or by calling (202) 282-0600.

One complete set of transcripts must be submitted to AMCAS.  Please do not send official or unofficial transcripts directly to the School of Medicine.

After applying through AMCAS, you will be notified via email of the School of Medicine's receipt of a verified application.  Please be sure your email security settings allow emails from medicine.admissions@hofstra.edu.

Early Decision

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell offers the opportunity for highly qualified applicants, who are certain that the School of Medicine is their first choice, to apply through the Early Decision Program (EDP). Under the EDP, applicants may only apply to Zucker School of Medicine. Requirements for early decision are the same as those for the regular admissions process. 

  • Applicants must apply through AMCAS for the EDP by August 1
  • All secondary materials must be submitted by August 31 
  • Interviews will be conducted in early September 
  • Admission decisions will be sent on October 1 

Applicants who are offered acceptance must attend Zucker School of Medicine.  Those applicants who are not accepted under the EDP will automatically be considered with the regular applicant pool, and may then apply to other institutions.

Early Decision:
               AMCAS Application Deadline: August 1, 2017
               Secondary Application Deadline: August 31, 2017*
Regular Decision:
              AMCAS Application Deadline: November 1, 2017
              Secondary Application Deadline: December 1, 2017*
* All application materials, including the $100 secondary application fee, a Premedical Committee Letter, or at least three letters of recommendation, and an MCAT score are due by this date (Application Requirements.)

Class Entered

Median MCAT

Median Cumulative Undergraduate GPA

2017

34/515

3.73

2016

34/514

3.74

2015

34/515

3.75

2014

33

3.62