Inaugural class starts tuition-free at NYU Long Island School of Medicine

New York University Long Island School of Medicine on July 29 welcomed its first class of 24 students, all of whom were offered full-tuition scholarships.

The medical school offers a unique three-year program focused on primary care training, including pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and general surgery. "In the decade ahead, there is expected to be a significant shortage of primary care physicians nationwide. NYU LISOM hopes to inspire its graduates to help fill that void in the New York metro area and on Long Island," said Steven Abramson, MD, chief academic officer of NYU Langone Health, in a press release.

Students who enroll in NYU LISOM also earn conditional acceptance to a residency at NYU Winthrop Hospital on Long Island.

The inaugural class of 24 students was chosen from a pool of more than 2,400 applicants. NYU LISOM plans to incrementally expand class size up to 40 students. The school plans to continue its philanthropy-funded full-tuition scholarship program, which is also used at NYU School of Medicine.

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