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About NYMC SOM

Talented. Committed. Humanistic. Diverse. These essential characteristics describe the School of Medicine student body. We seek to attract students like these, and students with these qualities tend to choose New York Medical College because of our excellent training and emphasis on delivering compassionate care and making a difference in people’s lives. 

The School of Medicine 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 Gender Distribution

  • 51% female
  • 49% male

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

  • 98% (3% above national average)

Fourth-year Class Residency Choices

  • Internal Medicine (21%)
  • Radiology (12%)
  • Pediatrics (9%)
  • Anesthesiology (9%)
  • Emergency Medicine (9%)
  • General Surgery (9%)
  • Psychiatry (6%)
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology (6%)
  • Orthopedic Surgery (5%)
  • Neurology (4%)
  • Family Medicine (3%)
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2%)
  • Other (5%)