As part of a pre-health focused, spring semester abroad at NYU Abu Dhabi, students from NYU New York and NYU Shanghai can apply to be part of a competitive pre-health cohort that receives professional MCAT preparation funded by NYUAD as well as an introduction to the healthcare system in Abu Dhabi, including visits to healthcare-related organizations. 

Students may further enroll in courses often needed as part of the pre-health curriculum, such as Organic Chemistry 2, Introduction to Psychology, or Physics 2 and a variety of electives in other fields.

Students seeking work experience may also apply for a paid student assistantship (similar to work study), which allows them to do a paid internship or participate in undergraduate research on the NYUAD campus for up to 15 hours per week.

Students who study away at NYUAD in the spring may have the possibility to continue the research project full-time in the subsequent summer by applying to the Summer Visiting Undergraduate Research Program.

Eligibility Requirements

Seats are limited. Students will be selected for the pre-health cohort on a competitive basis and must:

  1. have completed at least 60 credits at NYU and have a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.5.
  2. apply for a study abroad semester at NYUAD through the NYU Global Programs application portal. The priority application deadline for spring semester is September 15.
  3. submit an NYUAD Pre-Health Spring Semester Seminar application form.

Students may apply for both the MCAT Award and the NYUAD Visiting Student Undergraduate Research Assistantship award. However, if awarded both, students may accept only one position.

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Nick Adams and Samantha Riano, inaugural MCAT award recipients, visiting the Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE) offices and learning more about their work.

Nick Adams and Samantha Riano, inaugural MCAT award recipients, visiting the Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE) offices and learning more about their work.