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Summer Pre-Matriculation Program (PMP)

Ensuring Success in Medical School
Live Sessions PMP Dates: July 9th to July 19th 2024
Move-in Date: July 8th, 2024

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 9th to July 19th 2024.
Move-in Date: July 8th, 2024

The Program:

The program runs from July 9th to July 19th 2024, with a move-in date July 8th. 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. Deadline: June 1st, 2024.

Pre-matriculation Program Information for Staff Members

Ensuring Success in Medical School Pre-matriculation Program

Live Sessions PMP Dates: July 9th to July 19th 2024.

We would like some of the staff members to be available on July 8th 2024, 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 9th to July 19th 2024. 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. 

M2 Deadline: May 21st, 2024

M4 Deadline: May 14th, 2024

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)

Program Overview

The pipeline program focuses on three main areas: academic preparedness, professional development, and personal well-being. It features a semi-structured curriculum developed in collaboration with medical students and faculty, integrating weekly modules on medical ethics, cultural competency, and health disparities.


Academic Support

To support academic success, the program includes workshops on study skills, time management, and academic success strategies. Additionally, peer support networks are established to foster collaboration among participants, with each student receiving personalized guidance and support from a medical student mentor.


Mentorship and Hands-On Experience

Each participant is assigned a faculty mentor, facilitating opportunities for shadowing, hands-on clinical experiences, research involvement, and ongoing mentorship. Students interested in research can engage in projects mentored by faculty or researchers from NYMC affiliates or local pharmaceutical companies like Regeneron. Those inclined towards basic science or translational research will be paired with MD/PhD or PhD students who have expressed interest in mentoring prospective students.


Medical School Application Preparation

The program offers workshops designed to assist students in crafting strong medical school applications. These sessions cover writing compelling personal statements, acquiring effective letters of recommendation, and navigating application forms. Additionally, mock interview sessions are provided to help students prepare for medical school interviews, offering invaluable feedback on communication skills, professionalism, and answering common interview questions effectively.


Volunteering and Community Service

Participants have the opportunity to volunteer at student-run clinics on campus, such as the New York Medical College Center for Human Rights. This clinic provides forensic medical evaluations to asylum seekers and victims of human trafficking. Through partnerships with volunteer physicians and organizations like My Sister’s Place, Neighbor’s Link, and Physicians for Human Rights, students gain hands-on experience in healthcare while serving vulnerable members of the community.


Collaboration and Stipend

Participants will also have and opportunity to work with the PMP students and their sessions during the evenings. At the end of the program, a stipend will be awarded for participation during the summer.


Begin the Pre-Health Enrichment Program Application here. The application cycle is now open.

Deadline: June 30th, 2024 at 11:59PM