Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that New York University (NYU) and NYU Winthrop Hospital have joined together to launch a new medical school: NYU Long Island School of Medicine.

NYU’s second medical school, NYU Long Island School of Medicine will serve a special role: fulfilling the pressing need for the creation of the next generation of medical leaders in the field of primary care medicine.

Born of a shared commitment to academic and clinical excellence, NYU Long Island School of Medicine will be the only accelerated three-year MD program in New York State focused on primary care, including internal and community medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, and surgery. NYU will now have a bi-modal medical school model, with a new primary care-focused medical school in Long Island complementing the more specialty-focused NYU School of Medicine in Manhattan.

Upon matriculation, NYU Long Island School of Medicine students will be offered conditional acceptance to an NYU Winthrop residency through the National Resident Matching Program. Additionally, full-tuition scholarships will be offered to all students in its MD degree program, regardless of need or merit, just as they are to students at the NYU School of Medicine in Manhattan.

NYU recently received preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME®)–the accrediting body for educational programs at schools of medicine in the United States and Canada–to create the three-year medical school on NYU Winthrop’s campus in Mineola. The LCME’s approval signifies the committee’s confidence in NYU’s plans and paves the way for recruiting the first class of 24 students, who will begin in July.  The proposal is pending final approval by the New York State Education Department, which is expected in the early spring.  

We are confident that the school will attract the very finest talent, who will immerse themselves in a rigorous learning environment founded on the principles of translational science, outstanding clinical science, population health, a commitment to primary care, and the application of health systems science.

NYU Long Island School of Medicine fulfills a vision shared by many NYU and NYU Winthrop faculty and administrative leaders, and is enthusiastically supported by NYU Langone Health as a unique program that will facilitate earlier entry to clinical practice.

We know we speak for all our colleagues in expressing our excitement on the announcement of this truly innovative development in our University’s approach to medical education, an endeavor that will, without question, prepare the next generation of physicians to become leaders of both our community’s and nation’s healthcare system.

Andrew D. Hamilton
President, New York University

Katherine E. Fleming
Provost, New York University

Steven Shelov, MD
Founding Dean, NYU Long Island School of Medicine

John F. Collins
President and CEO, NYU Winthrop Hospital

Robert I. Grossman, MD
Dean and CEO, NYU Langone Health