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Zucker Pipeline Program

The Zucker School of Medicine Pipeline Program (ZPP), at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, application process and student information application forms are now open. The deadline for the ZPP application is April 1, 2019. Priority consideration for admission to the ZPP will be granted to students who submit a completed application by March 1, 2019. There is no application fee for this program. Admitted students will receive a $1,250.00 yearly stipend. Housing accommodations are not included. The 1st year of the ZPP will commence on Monday, June 24, 2019 until Friday, August 2, 2019.

If you have questions about the application, please email the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Thank you for your interest in the Zucker Pipeline Program at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Program Mission:

The mission of the Zucker Pipeline Program (ZPP), at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell (Zucker School of Medicine), is to enhance the matriculation of students underrepresented in medicine and economically disadvantaged students to the Zucker School of Medicine. The three-year, summer intensive, academic enrichment program is designed to provide high achieving college students who are interested in a career in medicine an opportunity for direct matriculation to the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

ZPP students who

    1. excel in the ZPP and
    2. demonstrate a strong performance on the MCAT Exam

will be highly considered for direct matriculation to the Zucker School of Medicine.

  • January 15, 2019 – Application site is opened on the website for the Zucker School of Medicine
  • March 1, 2019 – Full consideration for admission to the ZPP is given to students who submit a completed application by this deadline.
  • April 1, 2019 – Acceptances will be sent out and applicants will be notified of their status.

Admission Requirements:

Students are selected for the ZPP during their freshman year of college. Applicants must have earned a 3.2 GPA in a bachelor's degree program and have successfully passed, and demonstrated success, in a college level biology class and a college level chemistry. Completion of a physics level class is preferred, but not required. Students must have a Composite score of 1200 or higher on the New SAT and/or a score of 25 or higher on the ACT. The ZPP is highly competitive program.

Strong consideration for admission to the program will be given to candidates who are:

  1. ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
  2. willing to commit to participating in the three-year program.
  3. willing to maintain a good attendance record.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Zucker School of Medicine in conjunction with the Office of Admissions at the Zucker School of Medicine, jointly known as the ZPP Selection Committee, makes all decisions for admissions to the Zucker Pipeline Program.

Policies:

  • Students must be U.S. citizens.
  • Students must demonstrate an ongoing interest in the field of medicine.
  • If accepted into the program, students must secure Medical Clearance from the Office of Employee Health Services at Northwell Health.
  • To advance to the second year of the ZPP, students must maintain a minimum of a 3.3 GPA. Also, students must receive a recommendation from the ZPP Selection Committee to advance to the second year of the program. The recommendation will be based on the student's academic performance, engagement in the ZPP and attendance record. 
  • To advance to the third year of the ZPP, students are strongly encouraged to earn a minimum of a 3.5 GPA. Also, students must receive a recommendation from the ZPP Selection Committee to advance to the third year of the program. The recommendation will be based on the student's academic performance, engagement in the ZPP and attendance record.  
  • The Deans for Diversity and Inclusion have the right to dismiss a student from the ZPP, at any time, due to difficulties including, but not limited to, unsatisfactory academic performance, absences more than two days, and lack of professionalism.

Application Process:

Please complete the application which requires:
 Completing the Zucker Pipeline Program online student information form
 A 250-word essay stating the reason why you are interested in participating in the ZPP.
 Two letters of recommendations provided by college professors.
 One copy of the applicant's first semester college transcript.
 One copy of the applicant's SAT Composite Score Record, and/or ACT Composite Score Record.
 If applicable, one copy of the applicant's Advance Placement Exam Score(s).
 Verification of class ranking in graduating class from high school, if available.  
 The information (two letters of recommendation, first semester college transcript, standardized college admissions exam(s) scores, class ranking) to be either mailed or e-mailed to the person below by April 1, 2019:

Mrs. Gina Granger, MSEd
Zucker School of Medicine- Office #W273
500 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549
Gina.Granger@Hofstra.edu


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