In July of 2023, Long Island’s newest medical school unveiled a new name: NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine. The announcement coincides with a landmark $200 million gift from Kenneth and Elaine Langone that extends the school’s award of a Full-Tuition Scholarship to every student in good standing, regardless of need or merit, in perpetuity. Here are five things you need to know about the nation’s only three-year medical school dedicated to primary care.
1. Tuition Costs $0
A year after NYU Grossman School of Medicine launched the first top-ranked MD program to award Full-Tuition Scholarships to all students in 2018, NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine debuted with the same Full-Tuition Scholarship model. Of the dozen medical school programs nationwide specializing in primary care medicine, it’s the only one that spares students the annual burden of tuition—a benefit now sustained for generations thanks to a transformative $200 million gift from Kenneth G. Langone, Board Chair of NYU Langone Health, and his wife, Elaine. The gift extends the school’s award of a three-year Full-Tuition Scholarship to every student in good standing, regardless of need or merit, in perpetuity.
2. Primary Care Is the Focus
To address the national shortage of primary care physicians, the school trains future doctors who are committed to careers in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and general surgery. In 2022, the school received more than 4,000 applications for 24 spots.
3. School’s Out in Three Years, Not Four
NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine is the only medical school in the country that offers a three-year MD degree focused on primary care. Factoring in the tuition scholarship and the opportunity to begin practicing one year earlier, students stand to save more than $86,000.
4. Our Talent Serves the New York Community and Beyond
Matriculated students receive a directed pathway to residency at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island through the National Resident Matching Program. Thus far, 85 percent of the school’s graduates remain in New York for their training after graduation.
5. A New Name for Long Island’s Newest Medical School
In July of 2023, NYU Long Island School of Medicine was renamed NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine in honor of Robert I. Grossman, MD, CEO of NYU Langone Health and dean of the renowned NYU Grossman School of Medicine in Manhattan.