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Summer Pre-Matriculation Program (PMP)

Ensuring Success in Medical School
Live Sessions PMP Dates: July 10th to July 21st 2023
Move-in Date: July 9th 2023

About the Summer Pre-Matriculation Program for Incoming First-year Medical Students

Every summer, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) hosts an intensive two-week face-to-face Pre-Matriculation Program (PMP). This will be in collaboration with the Office of Academic Support, Office of Student Affairs, and Office of Undergraduate Medical Education.

All students who have been accepted to NYMC School of Medicine (SOM) and have committed to attending NYMC SOM this Fall may apply.

Pre-matriculation Program Student Applicant Information

Ensuring Success in Medical School Pre-matriculation Program

Live Sessions PMP Dates: July 10th to July 21st 2023.
Move-in Date: July 9th 2023.

The Program:

The program runs from July 10th to July 21st 2023, with a move-in date of July 9th 2023. This program is free of charge. Housing, classroom space, faculty lectures, workshops, outings & lunches will be included.


  • To enhance study skills of incoming students using an applied approach, by incorporating study skills workshops for first-year course material.
  • To ease the transition to undergraduate medical education.
  • To develop relationships between students and faculty, as well as academic support/student affairs resources.
  • To enhance camaraderie amongst the incoming students.


The goal of the PMP is to strengthen the academic, professional and social skills of new students as they enter New York Medical College. PMP curricula and competencies will be delivered in modules which will focus on gross anatomy, cell biology/histology, biochemistry and physiology. In addition, learning styles, test-taking skills, and wellness will also be covered.

During this two week period, the program will cover learning styles, test taking skills, wellness, financial management, time management, accommodations, and our rich array of career advising resources. The program also helps familiarize students with campus resources and provides an excellent opportunity to get acclimated and form relationships with future classmates.

Begin the Pre-Matriculation Program Student Application here. The application cycle is now open and we will be accepting students on a rolling basis until the program begins.

Pre-matriculation Program Information for Staff Members

Ensuring Success in Medical School Pre-matriculation Program

Live Sessions PMP Dates: July 10th to July 21st 2023.

We would like some of the staff members to be available on July 9th 2023, which is when many of the participants in the pre-matriculation program will be moving into their on-campus housing.

The ideal candidate will feel comfortable teaching the material that was taught in the first year of medical school. Those who feel comfortable giving lectures may have the opportunity to lecture (however this is not a requirement). Most staff will be leading small group sessions (10-12 incoming first-year medical students).

Program length: The program runs from July 10th to July 21st 2023. Staff will have the opportunity to also work during the first-year orientation.

Begin the Pre-Matriculation Program Staff Member Application here. The application cycle is now open and we will be accepting students on a rolling basis until the program begins.


If you have any questions as a student or as a staff member applicant, please reach out to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Pre-Health Enrichment Program (PEP)

The Pre-Health Enrichment Program is a longitudinal educational program for rising college seniors and recent college graduates who are underprivileged and interested in pursuing medical school. We aim to provide these students with medical school-style lectures, application-writing workshops, and mentorship, to create a pipeline for diverse students who may come from underserved communities without opportunity for this type of exposure to the medical profession.

MMI and Traditional Interview Workshop:

The MMI and traditional interview workshop is designed to teach you how to master every medical school interview. You will cover all types of interviews and learn how to successfully navigate each one. You will also learn what to do before, during, and after the interview. In the program you go over common interview mistakes, how to set yourself apart from other interviewees, as well as how to master and prepare for the most common interview questions. Additionally, we will be taking a deep dive into the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), which has become the preferred style for medical schools. Our mentors will teach you how to do well on the MMI, exactly what words will project certain values and traits that all medical schools are looking for in medical students, and break down case scenarios detail by detail. You will also have the opportunity to go through some of the top ethical issues and how to master those.

Essay and Secondary Writing workshop with a writing specialist:

The Essay and Secondary Writing workshop is led by a writing specialist at NYMC, who will give you a detailed presentation that covers every aspect of essay writing that you need to know to successfully catch the reader's attention and convey your competency as a potential medical school student.

Realistic MMI mock interview:

To prepare you for the MMI interview, we offer a realistic MMI mock interview. Students will get a feel for a realistic MMI interview with multiple interviewers giving feedback on how to improve. You will be taken through every possible MMI scenario (task-based, acting/scenario, and discussion stations) and receive feedback to improve your interview skills.

The first session will be taking place on September 20, 2023 from 4:00 -7:00 PM.

Applications are Open!

Deadline: September 30, 2023 at 11:59PM