The Zucker Difference
Established in 2008, the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell on Long Island, New York, was founded by two equal partners: Hofstra University and Northwell Health. It was the first allopathic medical school established in Nassau County, Long Island, and the first new medical school in the New York metropolitan area in more than 35 years. A diverse community of 400 students and over 3100 faculty, Zucker School of Medicine is a premier medical school located on the North Campus of Hofstra in western Long Island, just 25 miles from Manhattan.
Student Centered Learning
PEARLS The foundation of our curriculum during the first two years is a hybrid case/problem based learning program called PEARLS, an acronym for Patient-centered Explorations in Active Reasoning, Learning and Synthesis.
Early Meaningful Patient Interactions
The Initial Clinical Experience (ICE) allows first and second-year medical students to complement their classroom learning with 'hands-on' experience working with patients for one full afternoon each week.
Hands on Training
The Structure Lab integrates all the disciplines of anatomy under one roof. Students learn normal gross anatomy, histology, and embryology alongside pathology, medical imaging, ultrasound, and physical diagnosis. Our lab combines the best of traditional methods with the latest in digital imaging.
Why Choose Us?
Innovative Interactive Curriculum
Our program offers an innovative, highly interactive and participatory curriculum with emphasis on small group, case-based learning.
The faculty of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell consists of more than 3,500 nationally and internationally recognized medical educators, clinicians, and scientists who represent a vast number of diverse specialties and a wide range of interests.
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell graduates have successfully matched into highly competitive residency programs across the country in a wide variety of specialty areas.
Located in western Long Island, NY, the Zucker School of Medicine is just 25 miles from the excitement of New York city.
Community Outreach and Involvement
At Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, we are committed to educating future physicians to embrace responsibility for the health of their communities and to be activists who advocate at the local, regional, and national level for the best care for patients and their community.
Most research experiences will take place at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (FIMR), which currently ranks in the top 6th percentile of all National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants awarded to research centers
Comfortable and attractive graduate student on-campus housing is offered with ample parking available, as well as multiple dining, recreation and entertainment options.
Learn More about our Innovative Curriculum
Our school has established a culture in which learning is valued over teaching and students are self-directed learners, have honed their ability to independently research questions, can problem solve, work in teams, think critically, and turn their knowledge into action. When founding the school, we sought a significant departure from the traditional undergraduate medical education curriculum.
Just in Time Teaching Techniques
Podcasts: Diverse question styles assure the questions formulated by clinicians limit lower order questions and focus on higher-order questions that advance clinical reasoning and critical thinking.
Kelly Gets a Vaccine
Read to your children about Corona Vaccine
Dr. Lauren Block, an assistant professor at the Zucker School of Medicine, recently wrote and self-published another free children’s book, Kelly Gets a Vaccine: How We Beat Coronavirus.
Emotional Impact of Dialysis
Humanities in Medicine Program, the Osler Society, hosted a moving virtual theatrical performance of The Time Between, a play written by Hofstra University student Julie Spector.
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Humanities in Medicine
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