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About NYMC SOM

Talented. Committed. Humanistic. Diverse. These essential characteristics describe the School of Medicine student body. Yet while we seek to attract students like these, students with these qualities also choose New York Medical College because of the excellent education and clinical experience opportunities we provide and our emphasis on delivering compassionate care and making a difference in people’s lives. 

The School of Medicine truly reflects New York Medical College’s mission statement, which states that “the rich diversity of its student body and faculty is important to… educating outstanding health care professionals for the multicultural world of the 21st century.” Our students come from across the U.S., representing a broad range of racial, ethnic, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds. Underrepresented minorities comprise approximately 20% of our student body. 

First-year (Class of 2024) Gender Distribution

  • 54% female
  • 46% male

USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Step 1 exam pass rate (2020 cycle) 

  • 99% 

Fourth-year (Class of 2021) Residency Choices

  • Internal Medicine (22%)
  • Emergency Medicine (13%)
  • Pediatrics (11%)
  • General Surgery (10%)
  • Anesthesiology (9%)
  • Family Medicine (9%)
  • Psychiatry (6%)
  • Radiology (6%)
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology (5%)
  • Orthopedic Surgery (3%)
  • Neurology (3%)
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2%)
  • Urology (2%)
  • Neurological Surgery (2%)
  • Dermatology (1%)
  • Ophthalmology (1%)
  • Otolaryngology (1%)
  • Plastic Surgery (1%)
  • Radiation Oncology (1%)
  • Thoracic Surgery (1%)
  • Transitional Year (1%)
  • Other (3%)